LETTER: In support of Travelstead

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By The Staff

With the election season in full swing, I felt compelled to share my opinion about the best candidate for Magistrate here in the first district.  We have the opportunity on May 18th to put our community first.  Richard Travelstead exemplifies what a true leader should be.  I have known Mr. Travelstead to always place the community and the citizens of Spencer County first.  From taking a strong stance in defense of homeowners to counseling with troubled teens Richard Travelstead has always and remains committed to doing the “right thing”.

 My family moved to Spencer County because we just fell in love with all it has to offer.  It is important to me and my family that we have someone representing us that is ethical, responsible, and has a proven track record of being a positive role model.

 One example of Mr. Travelstead’s proven dedication to serve our seniors, kids and the community at large is his vision for Spencer County to have its own Community Center.  It has been my honor to become a part of the grass roots organization Reaching Our Community that Mr. Travelstead founded in May of last year.  Reaching Our Community has received over $200,000.00 in private donations just this year.  More immediately we have partnered with the YMCA to bring swimming lessons for our children here this summer as well as other exciting activities.  Being a leader isn’t always doing everything yourself, that is why many of other community leaders have joined Mr. Travelstead in supporting and pitching in to see Spencer County realize this dream become a reality.

 Richard Travelstead has the Mayor of Taylorsville Don Pay’s support, my families support and my neighbor’s support to serve as our next Magistrate, it is my hope that on May 18th you join us in electing Mr. Travelstead to represent the 1st district in a manner that we all can be proud!

 Lori Mattingly