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September 2, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 2, 2013

Served

faithfully

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in support of Gerard Renadette for County Legislator in Area 4.

I have known Gerard since birth because he is my son. I know that this may slant my opinion some, but when the facts are considered, I think you will agree.

Gerard has served the Town of Plattsburgh since 1995. He has served this community faithfully, working with his counterparts regardless of party affiliation. He has also spoken out whenever he has been faced with something he felt just wasn’t in the best interests of our community. This type of dedication to the public is what we all deserve in our “public servants.”

Gerard has worked on several town budgets, keeping spending at an affordable level with consideration to the needs of town departments. These needs were always weighed against the services provided and the quality of life the residents have come to expect.

For these reasons, and many more, I am pledging my support for Gerard, and I ask you to do the same. The county deserves someone with the experience to work in our bests interests. The county deserves Gerard Renadette for Area 4.

ARTHUR RENADETTE

Plattsburgh

Positive

change

TO THE EDITOR: Here in the City of Plattsburgh, we have a chance to make a significant, positive change in the leadership of our cherished city.

I am writing to support the candidacy of Rachelle Armstrong for Ward 1 councilor.

Rachelle Armstrong has been my close friend for more than 20 years. We have watched our children grow up together and confided in one another, as friends do. Rachelle is one of the best listeners I know. This quality is something that will make her a great public servant.

She wants to know what people think, and she listens to their concerns. Her ability to listen to and collaborate with others, skills she honed as a middle-school teacher, will improve a political climate that might be characterized as divisive and unresponsive.

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