3 Yates candidates say they have skills to move town forward, without turbines

Posted 2 November 2015 at 12:00 am


On Tuesday we will head to the polls to decide three seats on our Town Board. This is a very important moment for us.

Yates is a fantastic community with outstanding schools, great farms and businesses, and a distinguished heritage. Yet we are now faced with several substantial challenges that threaten our future.

We bring with us nearly 75 combined years of leadership experience in a wide variety of disciplines – from quality assurance and law enforcement to the military and higher education. All of us have had exemplary careers and possess the qualities best suited to lead our town. We have drive, knowledge, vision, professionalism and collaborative leadership skills.

Our message is clear and unwavering. We will do what is in the best interest of our town to help the people and to preserve our landscape and culture. We will not submit to out-of-state companies striving to divide us or state appointees who think they know better than us.

If elected, we will move deliberately toward restoring economic resilience through strategic revitalization and sound decision-making. The people of our town have demanded attention to these areas, and we are prepared to deliver. Our children deserve our very best efforts.

Given the importance of open communication and decisive leadership, we are the logical choice to move Yates toward recovery, growth and prosperity. It’s time for a new direction.

On Nov. 3, join us and allow us the opportunity to serve you and to lead Yates to a brighter future.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Simon – Write-in candidate for Town Supervisor
John Riggi – Republican Line, endorsed candidate
Glenn Maid – Conservative Line