To the editor:
I have known Mark Hines and his family for many years. I have pictures of them, even when their children were very young, helping with STEM's Natural Area Care projects, as well as with our special events. Many people don't know Mark has been contributing his time and energy to the well-being of Moorestown in many ways.
He has served on the library board and is currently on the board of the Moorestown Improvement Association. I have observed him at town council meetings advocating for transparency in our local government for years. When the current council attempted to use the Open Space Trust Fund for an athletic project, he, with an immense amount of perseverance and effort, initiated MSOS (Moorestown Save Open Space). He rallied citizens to encourage council to finance artificial turf fields another way. It wasn't easy for him or his family, as well as many of us who voted for a dedicated tax to PRESERVE our open spaces—not develop them—to be called “misinformed” or “divisive.”
My esteem for Mark grew immensely then and confirmed my belief that he would provide the kind of leadership Moorestown needs. He is a good person who demonstrated for a long time and in many ways that he is willing to work for the good of our town.
I hope many will join me in voting for the Hines, Newcomer and Sattinger team this week.
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