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Again, thank you to everyone for your support, encouragement and your votes.

in summary …

I’m asking for your vote on Election Day and have tried to outline the reasons why below. But don’t take it from me. Take it from these fine folks.

lowest spender among candidates

Campaign cash shouldn’t sway votes.

Candidates for Jackson Town Council filed reports for fund-raising last week, and once again I am proud to be the lowest spender — by far.

The biggest spender, Hailey Morton, has raised more than $12,000 and will outspend my campaign by four to one, while the next two, Jim Genzer and Phil Cameron, will more than double the modest sum I have raised.

“Morton’s total since filing in May ­— $12,634 — is nearly double the closest candidate,” the News&Guide reported. “For the general election, her funds came from 41 donors, including $250 from Mayor Mark Barron and Rep. Ruth Ann Petroff, R-Jackson.”

I have said from the beginning that elections should not be about money, especially at the local level. Voters can take heart that I will be careful about spending their money. I have run a campaign the way I have pledged to run town government: lean and efficient.