In Hampshire, incumbents George Brust and Martin Ebert have been part of a board that has worked hard, and successfully, to keep village services stable during the economic downturn. Brust has proved that he’s available to constituents and will stay on task until questions are answered. A new program for the police department to lease cars rather than purchase them outright has saved the village money, and his efforts to reclaim money paid in overtime during the blizzard of 2011 highlights his dedication to financial stability. Ebert also assisted in bringing new positions to the village to help with administration and public works, helping the village to operate more efficiently. Political newcomer Deborah Mirandi has a background in human resources and government finance, which could be a terrific asset to the village. Challengers Connie VonKeudel and Mike Reid both have a passion for serving the village, but Brust, Ebert and Mirandi demonstrate the best combination of experience, background and dedication.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.