September 7, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 7, 2013


---- — Versatile leader

TO THE EDITOR: Mark Tiffer brings a refreshed outlook to this community and is very enthusiastic about making Plattsburgh its own thriving, well-rounded area.

The effort and ambition that Mark has presented to us as councilman has given him that advantage that he needs to succeed as mayor.

I have known Mark for several years now, and his passion for Plattsburgh has enforced his overall creativity and desire to make Plattsburgh a better place to live. I personally know that Mark has a very impressive library of knowledge in many areas, including finance, accounting, government regulations and much more.

As a very versatile individual, Mark has the ability to prevail as an excellent leader, but at the same time, he can bring any team together to accomplish a simple or difficult task.

Bringing Plattsburgh together as one, in contrast to a town and a city, is one of Mark’s agenda items. Sharing resources among the two will not only help to bring the community closer but will relieve the heavy burden on the wallets of our local taxpayers.

Mark’s commitment to this area and his passion for our community has already been proven through his extensiveness as a councilman. He will bring a pleasant attitude that is willing to work with not only the residents of this city but any tourist or visitor who has the opportunity to make their presence.

Mark has so much to offer. I believe his innovative and advanced talents will put this community in an about-face position, for the better.

Mark Tiffer is seeking the Independence Party endorsement. I am thrilled about his candidacy and hope you will join me in supporting Mark Tiffer for mayor on Sept. 10.




Independent thinking

TO THE EDITOR: It’s time for the truly independent-thinking voter to take back our party.

The purpose of the Independence party is to exercise

independent ideals that aren’t tied to party politics.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Independence voter has a rare and valuable opportunity to fully exercise our right to vote.

For the first time in many years, we an opportunity to participate in a Primary Election. It’s time to choose the candidate we want to represent us, not one who’s been chosen for us.

The Independence voter chooses the best candidate for the job based on the issues and the candidate’s experience, ideals and vision. We don’t choose the candidate that’s been groomed and handpicked by a political machine.

I recently learned a major political party has “hijacked” the

Independence Party. Independence voters have a

responsibility to take back our party and return it to what it really means: independent thinking.

We have an opportunity to not only exercise our right to democracy but to wrest control of our party from the political machine. It’s time for the Independence Party to lead the way by bucking the system and taking actions that will make real change.

Write in Chris Rosenquest as the Independence mayoral candidate. He has clearly demonstrated true Independence ideals and provided a vision and clear pathway for how to bring Plattsburgh to its fullest potential.

He has shown independent thinking and has brought partnership to the table. He has a clear plan for realizing Plattsburgh’s potential independent of political tradeoffs. He is the only candidate who has a real commitment and has taken actions to bring the city and region together.

Write in Chris Rosenquest on Primary Day. The Independence party is ours.




Measurable results

TO THE EDITOR: I recently announced my candidacy for Clinton County Legislature.

I am excited to take on this new endeavor and would appreciate your support. I look forward to bringing a sense of cooperation and community to the legislature that will positively benefit county residents during this crucial economic time.

I’ve spent the last 17 years on Plattsburgh Town Council; seven years of those, I was a minority member. In those years, I learned to work with my fellow councilors, often ignoring party affiliations, to achieve measurable results for the town. This is the exact experience that I intend to bring with me to the County Legislature.

This is just a small part of what I hope to achieve in the legislature, so if you have any questions or want to hear more about my stance on key issues before you vote, please contact me, I would enjoy starting that conversation. I look forward to working with you as your county legislator representing the Plattsburgh and Beekmantown areas.

Another candidate has petitioned for the Area 4 county seat and the Independence Party nomination, which has resulted in an Independence Party primary being held on Sept. 10.

I would like to ask you to support me by voting for me on Sept. 10 during this Independence primary. Your vote and support would be greatly appreciated.

If transportation is prohibiting you from getting to the polls, please give me a call at 561-4447 or email at, and I would be happy to assist you and ensure your voice is heard.

Thank you once again for voting in the primary on Sept. 10. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything or have any questions.




Honesty, integrity

TO THE EDITOR: Kimberly Davis is running for Clinton County treasurer, and she is an excellent choice for the position.

I have known Ms. Davis since she was a student in the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh.

She was an outstanding and involved student who graduated as the No. 1 marketing major with the highest gradepoint average. She also was the recipient of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

More recently, I have observed her successful banking career, as well as her outstanding leadership in the Kiwanis Club of Plattsburgh.

Here are some of Ms. Davis’s fine qualities that will make her an effective Clinton County treasurer. First, Kimberly Davis is a forthright person of great honesty and integrity. She is very smart with business savvy. She is a careful money manager and possesses a good understanding of budgets.

In her work with the Kiwanis Club of Plattsburgh, she has demonstrated time and again her ability to provide leadership, to bring new ideas to the organization and to find new community-service projects and new sources of funding for our service club.

Kimberly Davis is a thoughtful problem solver, a resourceful fundraiser, and she is a skillful facilitator of meetings and events.

Her strong work ethic, her attention to detail and her ability to carry through on projects and followup are important characteristics needed by our Clinton County Treasurer.

Please join me in voting for Kimberly Davis for Clinton County treasurer on Election Day.