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Edward Durkin and Susan Vezza on the Election

Edward Durkin and Susan Vezza issue their statements on the final election results.

Edward Durkin

“I want to offer my sincere thanks to the people of Caldwell for giving me the honor of being able to serve on the council.

“In my life I have learned that I can truly guarantee one thing: my word.  When I decided to run for council I agreed to work hard, to listen and to deliver on my obligations to the town.  The people of Caldwell now have my word that I will take ownership of ensuring that the issues my running mate and I spoke about during the campaign will be addressed starting day one.”

“During the campaign Susan and I did a lot of listening.  What we heard reflected a lot of what we already knew.  I plan to take steps to work with the mayor and council to build more efficient, collaborative and transparent government.  I believe by doing this we can make a difference in Caldwell.” 

“I also would like to thank my opponents for running a constructive race.  I have always said that competitive elections help get the best ideas out there.  I want to offer Councilman Hauser my congratulations for winning another term on council.  I look forward to working with him, Mayor Dassing and the rest of the council going forward."

“Finally, I want to say that my running mate, Susan Vezza, was a compassionate, caring and all around fantastic candidate.  She has said to me that win or no win, she would continue to work towards building a stronger community in Caldwell, which is the mark of someone who was in this for the right reasons.  For that I greatly admire Susan.”

“Thank you and I look forward to serving you on the council.”

 

Susan Vezza

"I want to first start off by congratulating Edward Durkin and Councilman Hauser on their victories.  I have lived in Caldwell for many years now and raised my son here.  Caldwell has been good to me over the years and I wanted to give back.  I count myself as fortunate for having been able to take part in this campaign."

"During the campaign I was able to speak to many residents and business owners about some of the issues they faced.  I am grateful that I was able to have those conversations and am confident that Edward, along with the rest of the council will get to work immediately on addressing them."

"I will continue to stay involved in Caldwell.  It is my responsibility to continue to be active in my role as a member of the community."

"Again, thank you to Caldwell and let’s make this our town’s best year yet."

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