Destino has proven himself as public servant

Posted 3 November 2014 at 12:00 am


In theory elections are good because competition and choice are good. One candidate is always a better bet to represent the public interest than another.

Though I haven’t met Rob Ortt, I have met Johnny Destino. (The two are running for State Senate in a seat open with the impending retirement of George Maziarz.)

We spoke at the Orleans Democratic Picnic in July and again at another meeting in early October. Johnny is a converted Republican. He is on the Niagara Falls school board and the BOCES board. A friend of mine, Tom Klotzbach, sits on a board with Johnny and speaks very favorably of him.

Just as anyone with a commitment to the United States, Johnny supports the Constitution. I have seen his signs in yards in Niagara County alongside Astorino and “Repeal the SAFE Act” signs! Though repeal is unlikely and amendment more appropriate, to me his stance on this issue illustrates how hard it is to “pigeon-hole” people according to their party affiliations.

To me, Johnny Destino, a married father of three boys, is a terrific candidate for State Senate.

Sincerely yours,

Gary Kent