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Contributions Roll in for Milton Candidates

October 18, 2017
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Milton Herald

Through the first period of the election cycle, Rencher’s grassroots campaign has received 60 percent of donations under $100.

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The One Acre Lot Red Herring

October 2, 2017
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Laura Rencher

In our city the “one acre lot size” mantra has been repeated so often it has now become a red herring. While it might have made sense to focus on this when the city was founded 11 years ago, we need to recognize this narrow minded obsession has created one of the most pressing problems that our city faces right now.

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Milton candidates weigh in on the Issues

Laura Rencher

Why did you decide to run for election?

Milton is a truly special place. However, in the past five years we have veered far from our founding vision by allowing out of control development. Our elected officials have failed to create a plan to address these challenges. Our current mayor’s only offered solution was to tell residents to buy land in order to prevent it from being developed. After years of witnessing no initiatives to address the problem, I realized that our leadership needs to change.

What qualifications do you bring to your potential seat?

As a licensed psychologist, I offer 15+ years of small business ownership experience. I like to study, and I’ll freely admit I do not know everything, but I am tenacious enough to learn what is needed or to find the expertise needed for fresh solutions. Strong leaders don’t ignore problems, they bring solutions to the table and I am not afraid to fight for what is right for Milton’s citizens.

What are some issues in the city you hope to address?

I will work to protect our rural character and small-town feel and show real leadership to preserve our quality of life. I offer a balanced approach between community and property owner rights. This is the path forward to reduce traffic problems, retain property values, and keep our community safe and prosperous. I want to preserve Milton’s distinct identity that makes it a great place to live, work and play.

Why should Milton residents vote for you?

My focus is to get us back on the course we started 11 years ago. We cannot stand by and watch our city evolve into a generic suburb. Milton desperately needs visionary leadership that is not satisfied with the status quo. Short-term gains should not outweigh the importance of long-term planning. We must constantly look ahead to sustain our quality of life, property values and our unique sense of place.

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Resident Laura Rencher announces candidacy for Mayor

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