OSSINING, NY — October 26, 2018 — Thank you to all of the engaged community members who attended last night’s Candidates Forum. It’s the largest crowd I’ve seen at an event of this kind in Ossining. Thank you also to the League of Women Voters for moderating, and to the Ossining Chamber of Commerce for inviting the community to attend.
The best part of campaigning is connecting with residents who care deeply about our community. Last night’s forum was an opportunity to speak directly to you, our neighbors. Our responses highlighted some of the differences in experience and priorities between my opponent and me. There were important topics that were not addressed by the questions selected, notably how we will balance crowded schools with economic development and updating the Comprehensive Plan. To learn more about my positions on local issues, I encourage you to visit my website. I have called for us to open the Comprehensive Plan, and for the whole community to work together to shape who Ossining wants to be in 5, 10 and 20 years.
Thank you to the Ossining Public Library for welcoming us into your wonderful space. Those who did not attend can was the broadcast on the government access channel or you can click here to view it on YouTube.
This is an historic election between two candidates, and while my opponent and I agree on many issues, we differ on some as well. I take a positive and informed approach to government and respect differing views. Civility matters, whether it’s at a board meeting or running into people in our everyday lives.
I am asking for your vote on November 6. I am also asking for your voice as envision what is next for Ossining. The only way to do that well is for us to do it together.