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Holmdel resident endorses Hinds, Nikolis

I am writing this letter of endorsement for the re-election of Mayor Eric Hinds and for the election of Committeeman Mike Nikolis, who are running for the Holmdel Township Committee.

I have been a resident of Holmdel for 16 years and spent four years on the Township Committee working very closely with Eric Hinds on many important issues facing Holmdel, none of which was bigger than the redevelopment of the Bell Works facility.

With Eric’s leadership, the Township Committee developed a plan to revitalize this once-thriving 2-million-square-foot building. The fruits of this labor are just now coming to light, and nobody has worked harder than Eric in making sure Holmdel’s financial and economic needs are met, while also making sure we get a first-class library moved out of the basement of Town Hall and into Bell Works.

Eric is also very involved with virtually every school and Township event, as you will see him everywhere there is a formal gathering of Holmdel residents. To further show his leadership and vision for Holmdel, Eric has coined the phrase of wanting to take Holmdel from a “backyard community to a front-yard community,” which basically means getting residents more involved with Township and school-related activities.

Also, Eric, Mike and the entire Township Committee have strongly come out against the power lines that are being proposed by JCP&L to run through our beautiful town, and now is certainly not the time to change leadership with regards to this fight.

As for Mike Nikolis, I could not have been happier when Mike was selected to fill my vacant seat on the Township Committee after I resigned and took a full-time position working for Monmouth County. The fact that Mike is the president of the Holmdel First Aid squad speaks volumes about his character and his dedication to the residents of Holmdel. Mike is also very involved with other committees in town and is the perfect person to keep the positive momentum going.

In closing, I urge all my fellow Holmdel residents to vote for our Mayor Eric Hinds and Committeeman Mike Nikolis for Township Committee because leadership does matter!

Joe Ponisi
Former Holmdel Township Committeeman
Holmdel

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