Letters: Village support for Wheeler, Van Arnam, Mann candidacy

Village support for Wheeler, Van Arnam, Mann candidacy

To the editor:

In the past few elections for village trustees, residents of the village have benefited from a new slate of candidates who have been committed to improving how our village government functions on a daily basis as well as visioning for the future. These have not been easy tasks, given the economic climate and developmental issues that Cazenovia has been experiencing of recent.

I am writing in support of re-election of three sitting village trustees: Amy Mann and Peggy Van Arnam for second terms as trustees and Kurt Wheeler for mayor. All three have given tirelessly during their tenure, all three have strived for more openness and transparency in village government and all three have sound and responsible visioning about our community and its future.

They have experienced how demanding and difficult community service can be, but as they persevered, they (and our community) have found their efforts rewarding and satisfying. All three have run in the past on community service party lines and have stayed true to their convictions of an open, thoughtful and practical approach to village governance. We are most fortunate to have them as trustees.

When elected, our new mayor will need continuity and solid support as he takes hold of the reigns of village government in July. As we all are aware, the challenges facing our small community are many, and exacerbated by difficult economic times; all of which demand strong, innovative and open leadership. Based upon their experience and performance to date, Amy, Peggy and Kurt will continue to provide the village with good and strong leadership.

I heartily endorse Amy Mann and Peggy Van Arnam for second terms as village Trustees, and Kurt Wheeler for mayor.

Our community support for their efforts and candidacies needs to be strong even though the village elections this June are un-contested. So I urge everyone to take a few minutes on June 21 to get out and vote.

Ted Bartlett


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