Published in the September 12 – 25, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life

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Rich Constantine

We choose to live in Morgan Hill because this is a special place. Ensuring it stays that way while building a community that is forward thinking, well run, a safe and inviting place to work live and play, and ultimately a place our kids can and will want to stay and raise their families is important to me. That means responsible growth that will make us economically strong.

This campaign is about that balance, drawing on the successes of today while building a community for tomorrow. It’s a tricky balance to maintain but my record shows I am the right person to provide leadership in achieving it. We need to be bolder than some of the old guard who might suggest we carry on business as usual, but we also need to show caution when growing our city to make sure it’s done right.

Having served on the Morgan Hill City Council for more than seven years, I have the experience and know-how to get things done. Morgan Hill is a great city, but there is still much to do.

I am committed to building on efforts to retain current business and attracting new business to provide more jobs here; to addressing traffic and public safety issues; to working toward better public transportation; to fostering opportunities for a faster, more responsive Internet that local businesses need to thrive and that our residents depend on.

I am about active leadership. I will work toward key goals that keep pace with community needs now and into the future. I will continue my collaborative approach of building productive partnerships at the local, regional, and state level that benefit the community.

As a first responder, it’s sometimes hard to talk about myself. We are trained to make sure our work speaks for itself and not to self-congratulate. But important for my community to know that community service is part of my DNA. I really care about our community and all our families. I am a firefighter and my wife, Andrea, is also a first responder. We have a beautiful two-year-old daughter, Emma, who we want to grow up safe and one day live and work here.​ My commitment is to work each and every day to make Morgan Hill everything it can be, for Emma, and all the kids of this community. I ask for your support to help that dream become a reality.

Rich can be reached at rich4mh@gmail.com.

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