Avon Township Supervisor Sam Yingling announced earlier this month that he was running as a Democratic candidate for State Representative of the newly created 62nd District. With the recent debt ceiling debate in Washington, many of us had a first hand opportunity to see whether those we elected stuck to their election campaign promises. Sam Yingling, who was elected to a four year term, promised to reduce the tax levy by approximately 9% during his four years as Township Supervisor. So far, Yingling and the Avon Township Board are on target to reach that goal. This will provide financial relief for both families and businesses in Avon Township.
In addition to campaigning on the tax levy reduction. Yingling’s slate promised to return the 15% pay raises voted on by the previous administration. This promise was also kept, with Board members returning thousands of dollars that went straight to the Avon Township Food Pantry.
Speaking of the Food Pantry, Yingling was also instrumental in forging ahead with the Avon Community Garden, later operated independent of the Township as the Avon Township Community Foundation headed by Wendy Warden. In its second year, the Community Garden is expected to double last years 1,000+ pounds of fresh vegetables for those utilizing the food pantry. The goal is to put healthy food into the needy homes that might not otherwise be able to afford them. Another recent change at the Pantry is to allow needy families to ‘shop the aisles’ for healthy foods that their families will eat rather than handing them a box of items that may go to waste.
In our opinion Sam Yingling has done a good job of living up to his campaign promises and if you like what he promises in his upcoming bid for the 62nd District, he certainly deserves your vote. Consider his track record as well as other candidates running for office so that you can make an informed decision when election time arrives.
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