Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Entire Ela First slate win all township positions.
The Ela First slate of candidates took all open Ela Township positions in the April 9 election. The race between Ela First and Ela Tax Reform candidates was close as precinct results came in, although some candidates including Lucy Prouty for supervisor and John Barrington for assessor maintained a strong lead throughout the evening. After all precincts were counted, and absentee and early voting tallied, Ela First candidates had won all spots. "The Ela First candidates would like to thank everyone for all the support throughout the campaign," John Barrington said. "There was a lot of mixed information out there, but we have a great group of people on this board who are committed to the residents of Ela Township and look forward to …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Conservative budget among goals.
Monday, April 1
Submitted by Ela First. With voting officially opening today for the municipal elections, the Ela First slate of candidates is spending the final two weeks of the campaign promoting their vision for the future of Ela Township and why they are the best candidates to lead the township into the future. “First and foremost, we will continue to spend the public’s tax dollars wisely and conservatively. We understand that we’ve been entrusted with our neighbors’ tax dollars and we will continue to respect that fact by tightening our belt and seeking out additional efficiencies within the township,” stated Bill Kruckenberg, Ela Township Highway Commissioner. Over the past eight years, Ela Township has operated with a balanced budget due to …
Monday, March 25, 2013
"Having been very involved in local youth sports and working with the Ela First members for many years, we know that they heard our needs and proactively responded with their support."
We are hereby endorsing the incumbent Ela First Party for the upcoming election because we feel that they will continue to work hard for the residents of Ela Township and make it a priority for the well-being and safety of these residents. Their ongoing programs for the area youth and elderly have had a very positive effect and their fiscal responsibility and being wise with taxpayers' dollars is second to none. During their 8 year tenure they have progressively made our township a better place to live. With the addition of community servant Lynn O'Brien, the Ela First Party is even that much stronger. She has been a proactive servant and well respected business person in our community. We would like to see the Ela First Party …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Ela First notes endorsements.
Thursday, March 21
Submitted by Ela First Party. As the municipal election nears, the Ela First slate of candidates continues to publicize their record of success in leading Ela Township the past eight years. This week their focus is on the positive impact they’ve had on the community. Lucy Prouty, Ela Township Supervisor, explained: “We feel our role in local government is to be public servants, working tirelessly on behalf of our neighbors to move Ela Township forward. We are proud of the things we’ve been able to accomplish on behalf of the families, seniors, and small businesses in Ela Township.” Ela Township has worked to expand programs in an effort to serve additional individuals. Ela’s senior program (55+) has nearly doubled in the past two years, …
Ela First has long track record.
Thursday, March 21
The April 9th Township election offers an interesting look at our democratic electoral system. For any motivation anyone can run. After reading and researching the township choices, I see one party is Ela First who is a long-experienced, talented group of people with a spotless track record. Their motivation is clear. They want to continue to expand programs that serve the Township while continuing to keep the tax levy down. The Tax Reform Party is running a ticket with no Township experience and little experience in the public sector. Their motivation is questionable. They claim they want to increase programs while lowering the tax rate. I could see them saying they are out of work, laid off, or just retiring and they want a …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Supervisor Lucy Prouty says officials work hard to reduce spending and maintain balanced budgets
Tuesday, March 12
In preparation for the upcoming elections, the Ela First slate of candidates are promoting their record of success on behalf of the residents of Ela Township. This week they are talking to township voters about their record of fiscal responsibility. “In these tough economic times, government at every level ought to be tightening its belt just as those people we serve have had to tighten their belts,” explained Lucy Prouty, Ela Township supervisor. “That is why I’m proud that we’ve worked so hard these past eight years to reduce spending and maintain balanced budgets. This allowed us to take on several necessary projects such as the new Town Hall and the Community Center without increasing taxes or borrowing a dime.” One of the areas …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Lucy Prouty slate stresses experience.
Wednesday, March 6
Seven incumbents and one newcomer will be running as the Ela 1st Party slate in the coming Township election according to Ela Township Supervisor, Lucy Prouty. Bringing many years of service to Ela Township government, the slate offers voters both years of experience and eyes to the future. “Our job is to continue bring the best services to our population with the assurances that our present Board offers. Transparency by way of televised meetings and the monthly financial reports available to all on the Website assure citizens of answers to any questions which might arise.” With over 3000 contacts at the community center a month, the Board feels confident it has the pulse of the Township well in hand. Senior Director has …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Electoral board rules incumbent party, Ela First, has enough signatures; no evidence of fraud.
After some seven hours of testimony and deliberations, over two evenings, the Ela Township Electoral Board decided that the Ela First Party should stay on the ballot for the April 9 election. The Ela Tax Reform slate challenged the petition papers saying the Ela First Party did not have enough signatures from eligible voters and claiming a pattern of fraud in obtaining signatures. “Obviously, we’re happy with the decision and we thought it was the right decision. Now we look forward to a positive campaign in which we can talk about all the wonderful things we were able to do for the community and to be able to continue to do that,” said Ela Township Assessor John Barrington, speaking for Ela First, after the decision at Ela Town Hall, …