Judgment Day – Who Are The Real Heroes of Summit?

October 29, 2022

TAPinto Summit

By Delia Hamlet

Early Voting Starts Today – Every Vote Counts

Judgment Day – Who Are The Real Heroes of Summit?

October 29th is a very important day for Summit. Early voting starts today.  Summit needs every single vote.

I would like to take a moment to applaud The Real Heroes in Summit.

The Real Heroes are the residents who have stood up at rallies and council meetings and have encouraged dialogue and debate.

The Real Heroes are the leaders and volunteers of so many of our charitable organizations.  I give so much credit to all these people, and you know exactly who you are.  These residents don’t seek out political dialogue. Instead, they quietly do good and focus on making Summit a better place to live.

The Real Heroes are the Democrats, Independents and Republicans who have joined together to focus on Summit, not partisan politics.

The Real Heroes are the individuals who peeled back the onion on this Broad Street West Debacle.  Even this week, I still shake my head at the insanity of neglecting to share the full impact of  the privately owned ‘finger lot’ within BSWR.  The public is smart, and they can handle information and clearly have had to find much of the real facts out for themselves.

The Real Heroes are the families who have had to sit alone on Tuesday nights as moms and dads marched to city hall to ensure they got their place in line to speak for the ‘three’ minutes allotted.  And others who have pushed for virtual participation in Council meetings so that all residents have the opportunity to be included in the decision-making process.

The Real Heroes are the residents who point out safety issues to make the town better, instead of pushing it under the rug. They want transparency and actually want to work with the town to improve safety challenges.

When the election is over, I can look myself in the mirror and know that I put Summit’s best interest ahead of partisan politics.  It’s time to get our town back on track with practical governance.  We deserve decency, kindness and respect.  We are neighbors.  I want to create an environment where both political parties can have dialogue and debate respectfully.  In my direct conversations with residents I am already seeing this happen in real time.

I would like to end by thanking The Real Heroes who have already made Summit better and do it for the good of community and no other reason.  You have all become like family to me and many others, and I mean that with the utmost sincerity.  The positive momentum stemming from The Real Heroes right now is what makes me proud to call Summit home. They further inspire me to continue to cut through the noise and be the practical voice that listens and acts in the best interests of all Summit residents.

This is our best shot at saving Summit.


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Delia Hamlet is running for election to the Summit Common Council representing Ward 1.