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Four seek Franklin Township trustee seats

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – Residents will have a choice of four candidates for two seats on the board of trustees Nov. 2.

Candidates include Steven Ketchum, Mike Lutz, Joe Medure and Jonathan Sabatino.

Sabatino, 56, is a 1983 graduate of Southern Local. He previously served as township trustee from 1994 to 1998 and lost the coin toss for the 1998 to 2002 term.

Self-employed since July 1990 as a general contractor building homes, remodeling and building custom cabinets, with prior experience driving truck for Chuck Foster Trucking, and continuing to hold his CDL to this day, Sabatino said he is qualified for the trustee seat because “as anyone owning their own business would know, one develops more skills than can be expressed in words. Some of the more pertinent being skills such as accounting, balancing a budget, interpersonal skills, time management, networking, understanding laws/rules for specific projects, estimating time and cost of a project.

“Because of my history in the township as well as the skills I have gained over all my years, I have the skills necessary to keep this township moving in the right direction. I have many friends and family and acquaintances in this community and I will do the best job that can be done for them.”

Sabatino is a member of the Fellowship of The Beloved Church, Bethesda Road, Hanoverton, He and his wife of 33 years, Kim, live on Main Street in Kensington. They have three sons, Angelo, Nicholas and Giuseppe.

The Morning Journal did not receive responses to pre-election questionnaires from Ketchum, Lutz and Medure.

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