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Who is Bob Ellis

— My name is Mary Ellis and my husband, Bob Ellis is running for town council for the Town of Lysander.

In one of the letters to the editor a couple weeks ago, someone addressing their concerns about electing Barry Bullis, Norm Ashberry and Bob Ellis as the Town of Lysander council, and when they addressed my husband, they said “Bob who.” I took notice to that and felt it was important to share with the Town of Lysander residents, who Bob Ellis is.

Bob is a man of few words, however, his actions say it all. He always does the right thing no matter what it is. Anything from projects around the house, to mentoring our boys, to making decisions at his job and making recommendations for our community. He thinks things through completely before making a decision. He does not jump into anything and would never do things just for the sake of doing them. Some people were surprised to hear that Bob was getting involved in the political world but then realized who better than an honest, hardworking, middle class, family man.

Bob was a Boy Scout all through his school years and earned his Eagle rank in 1972. Once we got married and our sons became of age, he became actively involved again. Both our boys have also earned the Eagle rank and even though they are no longer in the troop, Bob continues to hold the Scoutmaster position of Troop 119 because he loves to mentor and teach our community’s young adults. For those of you that don’t know Bob, but understand Boy Scouts, all you need to do is read the Scout Law and that describes Bob perfectly.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout is: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Bob has instilled these values in our sons and in the scouts for the past 15-plus years. Bob truly values his rural roots and wants to maintain the rural integrity of this township and protect our must valuable resource – our fertile farmland through proper controlled growth.

Twenty-seven years ago I met my husband. That was the best thing that ever happened to me. At that time, Bob was a volunteer fireman for Plainville and an EMT. I was proud of his involvement with the community back then and proud at how he’s continued his community efforts. I hope you vote for Bob and allow him the chance to serve our community and like me, this will be the best thing that ever happened to you, too. I know you won’t regret it.

Mrs. Mary Ellis is a Lysander resident.

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