I am running for Ulster County Legislature because the time has arrived for change. Here are just a few examples:
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS
Everyone in Ulster County will be affected by the capital improvements to our Family Court and the construction of a Fire Training Center. We should not repeat the poor oversight that created unacceptable delays and cost overruns during the construction of our County Law Enforcement Center. We have a right to expect that our county government makes wise decisions, and be open to the public about them.
DELIVERING QUALITY SERVICES
Everyone in Ulster County will be affected by the outcomes of possible changes to the Affordable Care Act. As many as 20,000 residents may lose their health insurance coverage – services provided under Medicaid will increase, putting a greater demand on our Department of Social Services, and our County Legislature will soon face many difficult financial decisions. I am deeply concerned that with increasing budgetary constraints, we act with civil discourse to help protect our most vulnerable population. We have a right to expect that our county government cares.
DEDICATED SKILLS FOR REAL SOLUTIONS
Partisanship and ideology will only increase the rancor that continues to diminish our public discourse. Ulster County needs practical solutions to complex problems. I am confident that everyone in Ulster County will benefit from my professional skills serving in our Legislature to enact greater fiscal oversight and to help protect vital services relied on by all our citizens. We have a right to expect that our county government serves faithfully.
Legislative District 22 has a diverse population, and I know that I am your best choice to serve all the citizens of our towns because I am a true independent who does not shy from speaking truth to power.
I am your unbiased independent voice, and I will bring heightened oversight and responsibility to our County Legislature, and greater responsiveness to our local communities. And I will be a fierce advocate for my constituency in Legislative District 22, all the people of our mountain towns.