Hudson City Council election lettersIncumbent Scot O'Malley faces John Hoggatt in District 5; Rich Vanselow faces Mary Claire Potter in District 6.
Backs O’Malley in District 5
I would like to tell voters in the 5th District these basic things:
Scot O’Malley is a moderate, seasoned voice for our district who isn’t afraid to take a stand.
His experience on the council over the past few years is critically needed in these tumultuous times.
Scot is a successful businessman and long-time resident who cares about Hudson and our district, and a leader who can be trusted to represent us.
I urge all voters in Hudson’s 5th District to vote for Scot O’Malley next Tuesday.
Tom Smith, Hudson
O’Malley is city choice
We strongly support the re-election of Scot O’Malley. He has represented us for many years and all of Hudson will benefit if he remains on the city council.
Scot is accessible, responsive and listens well. Whenever we have a concern, question or share an opinion, he answers quickly by e-mail or phone. His responses are insightful and helpful.
We’ve observed Scot display excellent communication skills, and he’s very
knowledgeable about most every facet of life in Hudson, having lived here for 35 years. His time on the City Council has given him the experience to help guide this community during a very complex time. Scot is consistently well prepared for meetings. He reviews the agenda and material ahead of time and does his homework on the issues.
Scot runs a small business and is an old house owner. The District 5
neighborhood has an huge number of older homes, so Scot clearly understands the challenges of having an older home.
Most importantly, Scot is careful with tax dollars. Without raising taxes, he will work to maintain and improve existing services by being creative and flexible.
Patty & Jeff Zais, Hudson
Backs O’Malley and Potter
I support Scot O’Malley, an experienced man who is always present for meetings and comes prepared with background information on every council subject. Working with Scot for over 10 years and his experience of serving on every committee makes him the most qualified for councilman for the 5th District.
I also support Mary Claire Olson Potter for Hudson Common Council representing District 6. While mayor of Hudson I witnessed Mary Claire’s skills at building consensus to solve difficult problems. Mary Claire listens, works to find common ground and makes common sense decisions. She knows the Hudson community well and knows what the city needs. Mary Claire gets things done and is who we need on the Hudson Common Council.
Jack Breault, Former Mayor of Hudson
Potter for District 6
Mary Claire (Olson) Potter brings community service, relevant experience, involvement and commitment to Hudson’s wellbeing in her candidacy for District 6 Alderperson. I have known Mary Claire over the past three years while both of us have been serving on the Hudson Board of Zoning Appeals.
In addition to being aware of her contributions on this board, I am well aware of her active involvement in the Hudson Plan Commission during the past two years from my frequent attendance at the meetings. She brings business development experience; she brings 17 years of leadership experience in the Chamber of Commerce, over seven of those years as president of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau; and she brings extensive involvement in community service in Hudson (City, Phipps, Scouts, Rotary).
Mary Claire is committed to maintaining Hudson as a great place to live and a prosperous business community. She values the historic character of the city and values the arts. She brings a unique blend of experience and attributes that will serve well for a member of the Hudson City Council. She actively participates in public meetings and brings a productive approach to finding the best solutions on issues.
I support Mary Claire (Olson) Potter for District 6 Alderperson. Your vote at the April 5 spring election. It is important, and I ask that you vote for Mary Claire, if you live in District 6.
Gordon Conard, Hudson
Potter best for council
It’s terrific that several qualified people are passionate enough about our great city of Hudson to run for City Council! I have known Mary Claire Olson Potter for many years and endorse her bid to become the City Council representative for the 6th Ward in our community.
I have worked closely with Mary Claire when she ran our chamber and made great strides in membership growth as she promoted community events and implemented or enhanced many civic improvements. She is a great listener, very professional as a communicator, a tireless worker and a wonderful consensus builder.
We would be lucky to have Mary Claire Olson Potter on our City Council! Please get involved in our community by voting on April 5.
John Knutson, Hudson
We are writing this letter in support of Rich Vanselow for the 6th District alderman position for the Hudson City Council. We have known Rich for many years and know him as a man of high integrity and high standards. When Rich told us he was interested in serving as the 6th District alderman we asked him why? His immediate response was “now that I have the time, I want to give back to the community that has been so good to my family for over 25 years.”
For many years Rich was extremely busy with a successful business career and raising his family. Now that he is retired and his family is grown, he has the time available and is willing to devote the necessary time to serve the city. Integrity, commitment, fiscally responsible, and the time available to serve the city well!
We encourage you to vote for Rich Vanselow on April 5.
Gary & Kathie Vander Vorst, Hudson
Potter is ‘obvious’ pick
Mary Claire Potter is the obvious choice for City Council in District 6. Even though we do not reside in her district, we appreciate her experience, commitment, professionalism and passion for the city of Hudson.
While serving as chamber president for over seven years, Mary Claire was the perfect ambassador of the city. Her work was instrumental in not only growing chamber membership, but attracting new businesses to the city and county. In these tough economic times, Mary Claire’s leadership and conscience is just what the city of Hudson needs.
Residents of District 6, make the obvious and best choice for the future of Hudson. Vote for Mary Claire!
Al & Genie Castro, Hudson
Vanselow is choice
I am writing to express my support of Richard Vanselow for 6th District alderman in the April 5th election. I’ve known Rich for 39 years. We both worked for 3M and during that time Rich was both my co-worker and at times, my manager. I know him to be an honest man with high morals. With his many years in management at 3M, both here and abroad, he is highly qualified to do the best job for Hudson and the 6th District.
Lynn Nye, Hudson
Backs Mary Claire Potter
I am supporting Mary Claire Olson Potter to represent the 6th District on the Hudson Common Council. It was a privilege for me to serve for eight years on the Common Council. It certainly gave me insight into the type of person that can make an impact on the direction of city government.
Mary Claire is very knowledgeable about how our Common Council works. During my tenure she appeared many times before the council representing the Hudson Chamber and Tourism Bureau. Mary Claire was always well prepared and constantly aware of the fiscal challenges with which city government must deal. I have always found her to be fully committed, energetic and creative. These traits will serve the 6th District residents well if they elect Mary Claire as their alderperson.
Every vote is important. I encourage all Hudson residents to cast a ballot on April 5th. In the 6th District I recommend the residents cast their votes for Mary Claire Olson Potter. I am certain that if elected she will face the challenge with distinction. Let’s keep Hudson a great place to live and work. Vote on April 5th.
Ron Troyer, Hudson
One of the candidates for your ward is Mary Claire Potter. I worked with Mary Claire when she was the director of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce. At the time, I represented the city council as a member of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee.
I also had the opportunity to see her presentations at the Hudson City Council when I served on as the council member from my district. She represented the chamber professionally as she presented the chamber’s concerns to the city.
I’ve seen the dedication to the organization she served and the extra effort she put forward to serve it. I believe you could look forward to similar support and energy if she served as your alderperson.
I feel you have an excellent candidate willing to service your district and I encourage your support for her on election day.
Bill Knuth, Hudson