June 19, 2014

Letters to the Editor: June 19, 2014

Experience, residency

TO THE EDITOR: In the GOP primary, there are two key distinctions: experience and residency.

Simple, simple. Matt Doheny grew up in Alexandria Bay. I went to school with Matt’s mother, Kay, and knew all of Kay’s sisters and brothers. They were a hard-working family and lived through tough challenges, like we all did back in the ‘50s.

I admire Matt for doing so well with his life. He is a real businessman who specializes in turning around companies and creating jobs. If ever there was an area that needs a specialist in creating jobs, it is the North Country.

Now Matt has a wonderful family himself. Matt has the real-world experience that he can be proud of.

Please listen up folks: Elise Stefanik grew up in Albany and has spent her short career working almost entirely as a political operative.

To me, the choice is simple. Let’s give Doheny a chance and see if he can use his business skills to help bring jobs to the area.



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Refreshing positions

TO THE EDITOR: As we approach the GOP Primary on June 24, I’d like to share a few items with you.

The Republican Party has two fine candidates running, and I’m positive that either of them would do a great job for the 21st Congressional District.

With that in mind, I’m supporting Elise Stefanik in this election. Her slogan of “New Ideas. New Leadership. NY-21” is what our district needs.

After watching both TV debates and listening to them at Candidate Night in Hague, I believe Elise’s positions are what’s needed. She brings to the table positive small-business experience, a grasp of Washington via her past working experiences and a keen understanding of our district as a full-time resident.

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