EDITORIAL: Hoover and Landrigan for Madison Council
We enthusiastically endorse Democratic Councilman John Hoover and his running-mate, former Councilman Robert Landrigan, in the election to two seats on the Madison Borough Council.
It’s hard to believe Hoover is completing his first term on the council – he’s contributed so much he seems like an incumbent with a much longer tenure. That’s a tribute to his public service. As the council’s liaison to the Downtown Development Commission (DDC), he promotes the economic health of Madison’s merchants – the heartbeat of Madison’s economy and small-town charm. There is no better advocate for the Madison Farmers Market.
Madison is also proud of its senior citizen population and its contributions to the community, and Hoover listens to the concerns of seniors and works to represent them. Consider that in addition to his role as the council’s liaison to seniors, Hoover is vice president of the Tri-Town 55-Plus Coalition, which represents the housing, transportation, and “liveability” needs of senior citizens. On top of that, Hoover is a budget hawk who is in synch with the council’s goal of minimizing local tax increases.
Landrigan, a councilman from 2012 through 2017, is perhaps best known for his outstanding leadership in Madison’s response and recovery from Superstorm Sandy. His service on the council also was marked by a thoughtful, moderate, and transparent approach to local government.
If Hoover and Landrigan are elected, Landrigan will succeed five-term Councilwoman Carmela Vitale, who decided to retire at the end of this year. Landrigan would be a worthy successor, sharing her attributes of detailed analysis and compassion.
Landrigan and Hoover have proven records of public service for the people of Madison.
In this year’s Borough Council election, vote for Hoover and Landrigan.
Read this exciting endorsement on the Madison Eagle website.