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Letter from Mayor Frealing

Dear Residents of Gettysburg

During the Primary campaign for Mayor of Gettysburg, I said I would forego the $5,000 salary if I were elected Mayor. I fully intended to keep that commitment. Sadly, my husband, Eric, died during the general election campaign. This greatly impacted my financial situation, so I have had to rethink taking the mayor salary. 

I am also finding that there will be expenses incurred as mayor that will be my responsibility.  The job of mayor is enjoyable and rewarding, and I hope that you will understand that due to the unforeseeable change in my life, I need to take the mayor salary. I remain committed to serving all the residents of Gettysburg to the best of my ability, and am issuing this statement in the interest of transparency.

Rita C. Frealing, Mayor

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Rita Frealing is the mayor of Gettysburg.

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  • Taking the salary is completely understandable. Considering all the effort that goes into being the mayor, the salary is a very small price to pay. Good luck Mayor Frealing.

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