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HOPEWELL: Endorsement of Volpe and Nicolao

Reader Submitted
To the editor:
I am writing to you to endorse Phil Volpe and Luis Nicolao for Hopewell Township Committee. I had the honor to serve on the Hopewell Township Committee for six years and I am confident that Phil and Luis will serve the township well. The township needs dedicated community leaders like Phil and Luis, who have been successful business executives and want to use their business acumen to continue to improve our township.
I actually met Phil years ago while serving on the Hopewell Township Committee and he was serving on the Hopewell Valley YMCA Board. Although we were from different political parties, I being a Democrat and Phil being a Republican, Phil offered me his support and told me he just wanted support the community he loves and has giving so much to his family. Phil and I worked together to improve our youth recreational facilities and our senior citizen services.
I also remember when Phil purchased Cream King. He had retired after a successful career as a business executive. But rather than enjoy his well-earned retirement, he decided to buy Cream King to ensure a local institution could continue to serve Hopewell families. As a local small business owner, Phil has a unique perspective on the Hopewell Township Committee’s need to support its residents, whether they are hardworking families or local businesses working hard to serve those families.
While I do not know Luis as well as I know Phil, Luis’ record of service and success is very impressive. Both as a Naval Academy graduate, who served a tour of duty on behalf of his country, and as a successful Division 1 college coach, currently the head coach of Princeton University’s men’s and women’s water polo teams, Luis has demonstrated a commitment to use his success in the service of others, whether it is our country or our local community.
John Murphy

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