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Letter: GOP Council Winners 'Humbled' by Victory

Republican councilmembers-elect Phil Garwood and Victoria Napolitano thank their supporters as they get ready to take office in January.

To the editor:

With the final votes counted, we are humbled and honored to write to you as your councilmembers-elect. We are proud of the vigorous and issue-based campaign we ran, and we are unbelievably grateful for the outpouring of support we received over the last eight months from all parts of town. We are especially thankful to our families, friends and campaign volunteers whose support never wavered and who stood by us through thick and thin. As we transition from campaigning to governance, we are acutely aware our town is at a critical crossroads. Our town faces difficult challenges, but we are excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work.

We congratulate councilman-elect Greg Newcomer on his hard-fought victory, and we believe he is as eager as we are to place politics aside and serve the people of Moorestown. We look forward to serving with him, Councilwoman Stacey Jordan and Councilman Chris Chiacchio come January.

We thank our running mate and good friend, Pete Palko, for placing himself and his family through the ups and downs of running for office, and we wish him all the best. While we are disappointed he will not be joining us on council, we know Pete will continue to serve our community in the many ways he always has and will remain a strong voice for our town.

As we commend our running mate, we also extend our best regards to Brian Sattinger and Mark Hines, who are both passionate community activists and good, decent men who care about our town. We thank them for running, and wish them well in future endeavors.

Both of us deeply appreciate the trust that the people of Moorestown have placed in us, and we look forward to serving as your representatives on town council. We will work every day to find bipartisan answers to our town’s problems, to create solutions instead of friction and to move Moorestown forward by using the spirit of community that has made our town such an amazing place to live.

Phil Garwood
Victoria Napolitano

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Soccer Mom November 21, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Classy and tasteful letter. Thank you both for running, and best of luck as you serve our town!
Red Alert November 21, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I have great hopes for the incoming councilmembers. Let's hope they meet and exceed our expectations. Congratulations to all
Moorestown Democrat November 21, 2012 at 09:39 PM
This was a class act letter to write. Really does show a willingness to work with Greg come January, and that is appreciated. Here's to the future, congratulations and thank you for stepping up to serve our town.
Dudley Foramen November 21, 2012 at 09:48 PM
They don't have to be too good to be better than the last lot.
Ed Nice November 21, 2012 at 10:08 PM
So Dudley Ding Dong, what is you basis for that comment. Just tell me what they didn't get done. Library, getting done, taxes kept in check, fields getting done, I love the way you idiots hold onto the play book even after the game is over. BGT got a lot done under very bad times. They didn't allow the political MRMC coordinators too pull there strings, they did what was best for the town. They supported the liquor licences but the string pullers didn't. Well it went to a vote and the town spoke, we now have liquor licences. Stop throwing your stones at BGT, they served us well and accomplished a lot. The next council has nothing to do but coast now!
Dudley Foramen November 22, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Ed, You are getting personal again. That's not called for at all.
Ed Nice November 22, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Well Dudley Ding Dong, hard to offend a make believe screen name! It's idiots like yourself that split this town. How about you let the healing begin!
Town watchman November 22, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Congrats Phil and Victoria and Greg! Thanks to GBT for their service on town council. Happy Thanksgiving!
Anon Emos November 22, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Congratulations. Good luck and always be true to yourself.
Molly November 23, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Victoria and Phil are awesome. Proud of our town for electing such great citizens!

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