Local government leaders are up for the task in these challenging times

Posted 18 March 2020 at 3:50 pm


I entered the political world in part inspired by Ronald Reagan. “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”

As we face this challenge let’s appreciate all who are working tirelessly, selflessly and exposed in order to protect us and not run our lives.

I’m glad I live in rural America. I’m glad I live in Orleans County. I enjoy the freedom to roam and appreciate America and yes this is serious and inconvenient. But we will come through with a deeper appreciation for humanity and the world around us.

I am confident in our local government and our team of dedicated professionals who protect us. Men and women behind the scenes like Paul Pettit at Department of Health, Dale Banker at Emergency Management, our veteran Sheriff Chris Bourke, our respected firefighters, Chairwoman Lynne Johnson and so many others too many to name. We are in the best of hands. We are safe thanks to our local government.

Let the government do their job and protect us. Listen to them. Be cooperative and help one another through this difficult time.

Joe Sidonio

Murray Town Supervisor