Editor, The Spotlight:
I am writing this letter in support of Richard Reeves-Ellington, candidate for Bethlehem Supervisor. I see Richard as an exceptional community leader--a man of integrity, intelligence, competence, and experience. His tremendous success in business, and his outstanding reputation as scholar and college professor make him an exceptional candidate to provide the leadership we need in this community. His thorough knowledge of the issues and his thoughtful stance on them--including prioritizing job creation for local businesses; support for quality public education; ensuring retirement security for all citizens; attaining property tax relief--all these critical issues (and more) demand the kind of focused, insightful, informed, competent leadership that Reeves-Ellington offers. He is an engaging man, with a positive, achievable, and inspiring vision for our community. In business he learned that great leaders are also great listeners. As a teacher, he learned that one of the facets of great leadership is empowering and enabling others to act and to succeed. As an activist, he has demonstrated his commitment to civic engagement. This is the type of leadership we need. With his experience, energy, and dedication to common good, Reeves-Ellington is the right leader for our community, and I encourage everyone to support him as a candidate for Bethlehem Supervisor.