The following was submitted by Councilmen-elect Mike Sondermeyer and Rich Dellaripa as a Letter to the Editor. If you have a letter you would like to submit, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to begin by thanking Bloomingdale’s voters for the overwhelming support they gave us on Nov. 6 when they elected us to serve on the borough council. It was a long campaign, and we were extremely fortunate to have the support of our families, friends, and those who helped out in so many ways. Thank you all for the time, effort, and financial support—we could not have done it without you. It means a great deal to us to know that so many of our town’s residents share our vision for the future and are excited by the positive changes that are coming to Bloomingdale.
It was gratifying to see such a large turnout for this election, and we would like to thank the voters for setting aside party affiliations and for choosing to put Bloomingdale first. Clearly, they educated themselves and based their decisions on the issues. We would also like to thank Councilwoman Jo-Ann Pituch for her years of service, and to thank her and Michele Siek for their candidacy for council—service to the community is no small task, and they deserve much credit for their effort.
Over the last several months of our campaign, we spent a good deal of time walking door-to-door, meeting and talking with our neighbors in the community. This was an invaluable experience for us in that so many of you took the time to share with us your concerns and hopes for the future. We thank you for your time and honesty, and let us assure you, we were listening and will do everything that we can to bring about the positive change that Bloomingdale needs and deserves.
Mike Sondermeyer and Rich Dellaripa