Another attribute of both Douglas and Langley that we especially appreciate: their responsiveness to media inquiries. Because answering questions from reporters is equivalent to answering questions from the public. We ask so the public can be informed.
Over in Franklin County, Democrat Bill Jones of Chateaugay will be serving his first term as leader of the County Legislature. He was elected to that body in 2011 and during most of his first term had a dual role as mayor of the Village of Chateaugay, a position he held from April 2009 to August 2012.
At age 38, Jones is expected to bring enthusiasm and fresh perspective to the legislature and to the issues the county faces in these tough economic times.
We hope he, too, will ensure that political party has no bearing on decisions made during his tenure. Ample evidence exists in Clinton and Essex counties of how successful that kind of leadership can be.