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WE THE MEMBERS OF THE BRIDGEWATER LOCAL PBA 174 ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AND SUPPORT ONE OF OUR OWN

RETIRED SGT. ART AKINS

FOR THE NEXT SHERIFF OF SOMERSET COUNTY

PLEASE VIEW HIS WEBSITE (artakinsforscsheriff.com) TO SEE WHY WE BELIEVE IN HIM, GIVE HIM OUR 100% SUPPORT, AND RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOU DO THE SAME.

AS HIS SLOGAN SAYS: THE RIGHT REASON, THE RIGHT TIME, THE RIGHT CHOICE!

“Bridgewater Local PBA 174”

 


I am pleased to write this letter of support for Arthur Akins for his candidacy as Somerset County Sheriff.

It has been my great pleasure to work with Mr. Akins in his capacity as a township police officer.  In addition to many years of service to the township police–Mr. Akins served as a school resource officer at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.  As a administrator in the district for many years–I saw him work with students and adults in a highly competent, caring manner, while upholding the law.  It was through his work that the school averted a major security threat in 2009.  Mr. Akins was an exemplary officer and was of great value to both the school and the community at-large.
Working with Mr. Akins for many years, I can attest to his character and commitment to the community.  Mr. Akins has not only extensive experience in law enforcement, he has volunteered his time to many community organizations.  Having seen Mr. Akins in both capacities, I can tell you he is a pillar of the community.  He consistently demonstrated high moral and ethical values, a strong work ethic, and a concern for individuals in the community at large.
In this day of political toxicity, I highly endorse Mr. Akins.  His experience, character, work-ethic, and judgement will be of great benefit to all residents of Somerset County.  

Sincerely,
Mark Morrell
“Principal from Bridgewater-Raritan High School”

 


Art,

     I was made aware that you are running for the position of Sheriff for Somerset County.  Upon hearing this news, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you to express my excitement and to wish you the best of luck.   The news of your candidacy also gave me a reason to pause and reflect on a number of things. 

     First and foremost, leaders of today must never lose touch with the people they serve.   Political affiliations aside; the role of leaders must be to put service above self and accurately represent their constituents.  I take comfort knowing that you personify that characteristic.  For as long as I’ve known you, you have always done just that.  Your ability to relate and communicate with people is a trait that will serve you will in the endeavor.

     Additionally, I would be remiss if I did not mention words like commitment, dedication, morals, ethics, and character.  Art, you are an individual that truly exemplifies those words.  In a world where it is often not difficult to find examples of the contrary, you have always proven to be an individual that upholds those beliefs as the foundation of your life.

     Again, congratulations on your decision to run for the position of Sheriff for Somerset County.   You are the type of person makes a difference and has a positive impact on those around you.   Congratulations and Best of Luck!

Mike Godown
“Vice Principal from Bridgewater-Raritan High School “

 


 

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