TO THE EDITOR: I rarely get involved in local politics.
In fact, I have never written to any newspaper on behalf of any candidate. However, one of the people running for political office in Plattsburgh, Peter Ensel, deserves special consideration in his bid to become city councilor for the Fourth Ward.
As former president and CEO of Champlain National Bank and former president of Plattsburgh Noon Rotary, I have had the opportunity to work with Peter on many occasions. He is an outstanding individual who gave freely of his time to make the community better.
Whenever I needed help with a project that was for the betterment of Rotary or the community, Peter always stepped forward. You could always count on him to do whatever was necessary.
As Peter worked on committees, he did so in a manner whereby he always tried to build consensus. He was always cognizant of other’s ideas and more often than not incorporated them into the project at hand.
Peter is a true professional who understands the community. There is no doubt in my mind that he would always put the community first while at the same time not being afraid to tackle the difficult issues. He is a visionary who sees the potential of the community. I say this based on what I saw firsthand as I interfaced with him on numerous occasions.
The community would be best served by having Peter as their representative. I ask that you give Peter your support by voting for him on Election Day. If you want a better community, there is no one better for the job.
Bed race successful
TO THE EDITOR: The fourth-annual Rotary Bed Race, held on Saturday, Sept. 14, during the Battle of Plattsburgh weekend, was a huge success.