Letter: Candidate appreciates voters' support

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I want to express my thanks to the 5,617 voters who supported my campaign for Cumberland County commissioner, and my theme of thoughtful, moderate governance. We received a respectable 45 percent of the vote. I am particularly humbled by the 85 percent vote of support in Gray from those who know me so well after my years of service to its citizens.

It was interesting to see that more voters in Brunswick left their ballots blank than voted for either candidate. Perhaps I was unsuccessful at getting out my message to its residents that I believe someone independent of party connections can be well-suited to bring reform, moderation, and teamwork to government. In any case, I congratulate Commissioner-Elect Gorden – I am confident that he will serve the public responsibly and competently.

Mark D. Grover