Letters to the Editor

Thanks for efforts in write-in campaign

I would like to thank the voters of the Beaufort County school board's District 2 on Hilton Head Island for taking the time to write in my name on the Nov. 2 ballot. I appreciate the vote of confidence and am eager to serve.

I would also like to thank outgoing board member Bob Arundell for his efforts the past four years as our representative and for his dedication to the district. I realize I have very large shoes to fill as his successor. I am honored to have his trust to take his place.

Thanks to Tom Gardo and Paul Cifaldi for the fabulous marketing materials and Andy Twisdale and Mary Briggs for their wonderful letters of endorsement. Thank you to Andy Patrick and Phyllis Neville for sending out the many e-mails in support of my campaign. I owe a great deal of thanks to Carter Julseth, Judith Lawrenson, Michael Petrilli and Ruthe Ritterbeck for helping me obtain signatures for my petition. I would like to thank my very dear friends Paula Porter, Deiha Torin, Dan Gafgen and Cecile Bibaud for their support through this entire process. Another big "thanks" goes to Lucinda DeSantis, Mike Jukofsky, David Tirard and Suzanne Bishop for placing bumper stickers on their cars for me during the campaign.

I would like to thank my husband, Jim, and my family - most of all, my mother, Mary Ellen Crouch, because she makes me be the best "me" possible and is my biggest cheerleader.

Julie C. BellHilton Head Island