Letter: Thank you for your encouragement, vote

By on April 16, 2009

Now that the election results are in, and the campaign signs are put away, I would like to take the time to say thank you to those who encouraged me to run for the position of Sugar Grove trustee, assisted with my campaign, opened their doors to discuss issues with me and took the time out of their day to vote for me.

During the past month, I have knocked on approximately 1,200 doors to talk to Sugar Grove residents about the many issues that concern them and can honestly say that the people of Sugar Grove were eager to welcome me into their homes, discuss issues affecting their respective neighborhoods and share their visions for the future of the village.

This was a humbling experience for me and reinforced the reason why I moved to Sugar Grove 15 years ago. I would also like to congratulate the other candidates that were re-elected and commend all candidates for running such clean campaigns and sticking to the issues. I look forward to the challenges I will face during the next four years and hope to play a significant part in making Sugar Grove an even better place to live than it already is.

Rick Montalto
Sugar Grove