Shepard has enthusiasm for legislature

— I am voting for Derek Shepard for County Legislator because Derek has the energy, ambition, knowledge and enthusiasm to be an excellent legislator. His main goal is to serve the people he will be representing.

Derek has already shown his abilities by serving on the Van Buren Town Board where he has been a tremendous asset. He chaired the union negotiating committee, worked well with the seniors, serving on that board, and brought overall budgeting experience. That budgeting experience came from having been executive director at two assisted living facilities in the area - Westside Manor and Parkrose Estates. At Westside, he worked his way from dishwasher to executive director while attending high school and college at SU. This certainly shows the energy and ambition he has to do the job. He is now in his second year of law school with a near perfect GPA.

Derek will bring all of these attributes to the office of Legislator. I urge you to join me in voting for Derek on Nov. 8.

Liz McCarthy-Bowers is the former Van Buren Supervisor.

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