Vote Rode for refreshing change

— As a long-time registered republican in the town of Lysander, I would like to express my opinions regarding the upcoming election of the Lysander Town Board members. I feel that there are several issues that should be addressed and considered in voting for the candidates for the board. First, I do not think the mailing sent out by the Republican Committee prior to the primary was appropriate. In fact, it may have contributed to the closeness of the vote for town supervisor.

Certainly, many residents are not happy with the current town board. They would champion term limits because career politicians are not healthy for any political body. I also think people are tired of one party control on the board and are ready for a change in the way things are being done.

Every voter should be able to contact a board member and discuss an issue with him in person or at a board meeting. I will carefully evaluate each candidate and his/her platform to determine my vote.

However, I feel it is time for a new supervisor and therefore, I will vote for Kevin Rode. He is an independent running on the “Rode For Progress” line. If you are tired of a two-party system, he is a refreshing young man with new ideas. He is not aligned with a political party or beholden to any party platform or person.

If you would like to learn more about this young man, plan to attend a “Meet the Challenger” night from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 a the Baldwinsville VFW on Salina St. in the village.

Every vote counts and your vote could make a difference. Be sure to vote on Election Day.

Nancy Thomas is a Lysander resident.

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