“For me, the most important job you do is helping the people back home in your district wade through the minutia of New York state government.”
She said people had problems with state agencies like the Department of Health, Department of Labor and Social Services.
“On a daily basis, people were struggling. We were able to do a lot of that work. It was vitally important for the people I represented.”
Essex County Board of Supervisors Chair Randy Douglas (D-Jay) praised Sayward.
“She worked so diligently on our needs these last 10 years.”
Sayward said she left office feeling that she did the best job possible.
“I feel I accomplished a lot while I was in office.”
Now, she said, she’ll travel, see the national parks and Europe and work on her home garden.
“I’m going to spend more time with my children and grandchildren and my husband. And I’ll volunteer my time to help on Adirondack issues.”
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