Douglas said he believes the Board of Supervisors is headed in the right direction.
“All of us currently serving as town supervisors in Essex County are always doing or voting what we truly believe is in the best interest of Essex County through these trying times. I know we have some very tough decisions to make ahead of us, but I assure you I am up for the challenge.”
As chairman, he has faced a lot of controversy, Douglas said.
“I must admit I have never been accustomed to such criticism, as I’ve always strived to please everyone. However, I have realized in this business keeping everyone happy is impossible. I will never quit trying, I will tell you, but I also must adhere to what my dear friend Supervisor (George) Canon has suggested, and that’s, ‘get thicker skin.’”
Douglas said he is asking the other 17 supervisors to vote for him as chairman at the board’s organizational meeting, set for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in the Old County Courthouse in Elizabethtown.
“I love to try and make a difference. I promise to work with (everyone) to make the 214-year existence of Essex County the best we possibly can make it.”
Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava (R-Moriah), who chairs the County Finance Committee, said he is backing Douglas for another term.
“Randy has my support, 100 percent. He’s done a excellent job, and I look forward to working with him in 2013. As for Bill, I also feel that he will do a good job.”
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