Bates needs our help
vote for him for 2 years, write him in for 3
On Tuesday, conservative
Goffstown voters will be faced with an interesting
There are five open positions on the Budget
Committee. Four of them are for 3 years, and one
of them is for 2 years.
There are three excellent choices running for the four
3-year positions. They are incumbent Ivan Beliveau
and newcomers John Dillon and John Burt. I
strongly recommend voters support all three of them on
This will leave one other 3-year position to fill.
I urge you NOT to vote for either of the remaining two
candidates, Jennifer Getchel and Dorine Olson. Ms.
Getchel never showed up at Candidate's Night, nor did
she submit a written statement. Apparently, she
hasn't much interest. Neither do I. And if
you check Dorine Olson's voting record, you'll note that
she as never seen a spending proposal she didn't like.
Her re-election will only cost us all more in taxes.
Instead, write in William Bates for the fourth
Why write him in when he's already running for the
2-year position? Because only one can be elected
for the 2-year spot.
There are three excellent candidates for Budget
Committee running for the 2-year position as well.
The problem is, the three candidates running for that
single, 2-year position are now inadvertently running
against each other. It is unfortunate for
Goffstown that we cannot elect them all.
Bill Bates is one of those candidates. Paul Augros
and incumbent Enid Mackenzie are the others.
Bill Bates has impressed me during every conversation
we've had. He is one of my top choices for Budget
Committee. Mr. Bates is also a solid supporter of
his 'opponent', Mr. Augros. So am I.
Unfortunately, both cannot be elected for the two-year
Mr. Bates understands the importance of getting both
himself and Mr. Augros elected. So he has decided
to put the best interests of Goffstown taxpayers ahead
of his own by asking all of us to write him in for
the 3-year position instead of voting for him for the
He is doing this for two reasons: 1) he hopes, of
course, to be elected in order to serve our community,
and 2) to help ensure that Mr. Augros gets elected as
This is an incredibly unselfish act on Mr. Bates' part,
and proof of his dedication and commitment to the
taxpayers of Goffstown, and their best interests.
Let's help him get
elected so that after he does, he can help us.
Please write-in Bill Bates for the 3-year position
on the Budget Committee, and vote for Paul Augros for
the 2-year position.