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LETTERS: Bartlett endorses Porter for village board

To the editor:

A few elections ago a strong coalition of Cazenovia village residents from all party affiliations worked very hard to get Kurt Wheeler (and others) elected as village trustees. That support remains for Kurt and his work towards community vision, transparency and sound planning for the future.

In subsequent elections three very effective and hard working trustees have also been elected, again from a community vote not by just party affiliation, but by response to their ideas and work on behalf of a better community. Those trustees are Peggy Van Arnam, Amy Mann and Dave Porter.

After Kurt’s election as mayor, the trustees have had to grapple with many difficult issues. The diversity of the trustees and their willingness to work with the mayor in an open, transparent and positive manner has been refreshing, but more importantly been effective. We as a community are fortunate.

Dave Porter chose to run for trustee because he felt that he would bring expertise from his professional background and civic interests to the board. And that he has done extremely well. While he is quiet and unassuming in his demeanor, his ideas, observations and vision are right on and he can be counted upon for well thought out and comprehensive opinions.

His voice has time and again helped the board see a broader perspective. His council has been outstanding and he has served the board and community well.

We are moving into a challenging time and there are (and will be more) tough and complex issues about how our community moves ahead. I for one, am anxious to see the trustees continue to function as a strong, vibrant, visionary and cohesive board that continues to show leadership and is not just reactionary. This board is doing that right now with sound voices representing the many interests within our community.

With that said, I heartily endorse Dave Porter’s re-election bid for Cazenovia Village Trustee and encourage others who are giving this election thoughtful consideration to also endorse and vote for him.

His balanced voice is important to keep on the board and he is exactly what and whom we need representing our interests.

Ted Bartlett

Cazenovia

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