Observer-Tribune Oct 13, 2019
I want to encourage residents of Harding Township to vote for Amanda Richardson for a position on the Harding Township Committee in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Amanda is young, active, well-educated, engaged in Democratic politics, determined and dedicated to protecting this unique community, while bringing an enhanced level of communication, accountability and transparency to committee meetings.
Amanda will help residents make informed decisions by making recordings of township meetings available to the public in order to facilitate everyone’s understanding of township issues.
She also plans to hold o!ce hours and one-on-one meetings on di”erent days and at varied times to create a better informed citizenry. This will also mean that Amanda will be a better informed member of the Township Committee, thanks to these information exchanges. She will
learn what citizens want and need and will bring a fresh voice to the committee. She is determined to protect the natural beauty of Harding; while maintaining low taxes.
Amanda Richardson grew up in Harding, with the Great Swamp in her backyard. Her impressive education credentials include an undergraduate degree from Amherst College and a law degree from Columbia University.
As the co-founder of Resource Equity, an international NGO that works on land rights, Amanda has dealt with issues like land tenure; reform, community rights, and program management.
Amanda and her husband, along with their young son, made a considered decision to return to her childhood home and to help the town she loves become more inclusive through transparent political decisions, communicated simply and clearly to all the citizens of Harding.
MARY JUDITH CHADOURNE
Tulip Lane, Harding Township