The following letter was written by Perry Fogg, a West Hempstead alum, current resident and father of five, who ran for Carole Rilling's seat on the West Hempstead Board of Education in the . Rilling retained her seat with 911 votes to Fogg's 655 votes.
The process of running for a position on the Board of Education as trustee has been a great experience. I had a chance to reacquaint myself with my community and in that there are no regrets. When service is at the forefront, then so is your heart for all to see. I am proud of the people of West Hempstead I call my neighbors. It is my desire that our children and community thrive and succeed. And I will continue to serve my community in anyway possible.
Congratulations to , , and our newcomer I appreciate your service to our community.
In retrospect, there is the matter of a letter that went out to the community before the election without my knowledge. First and foremost, I do not agree with the letter's contents and did not agree to have my name attached.
(Editor's Note: The letter, written by Dr. Joseph G. Bacigalup, endorsed Fogg, William Signorile and Bill Walsh and urged residents to "Be proud to vote no on the budget." You can view the complete letter above.)
Thank you once again to the community of West Hempstead.