Former Potsdam judge planning run at District 10 seat
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:53 pm

To the Editor:

My name is Nicholas Pignone, and I hereby announce my candidacy for a seat on our county’s legislative board, representing District 10.

I am an attorney in Potsdam. I have been living with my wife and three children in the village now for about twelve years.

I have been active in my community over the years as the village’s judge for about five years, as a soccer coach for the youth program over the summers, as a board member of the co-op, and on a broader scale, I have been a board member of the Legal Aid Society of Northern New York for about ten years.

The older, and hopefully, wiser I become, the more I embrace my fundamental duty of serving my community to make it better. As I understand Joe Timmerman will not be running this election season as District 10’s incumbent, I would like to carry on his good work and continue to improve St. Lawrence County’s financial standing in his stead.

Under the current board, our county has had substantial financial growth, going from a deep deficit to a positive financial soundness. It is anticipated that our county will be officially free of its “stress” zone status when its next financial update is released, but the scales have only just tipped in the right direction, and this progress needs to continue. I believe I am the person to help our county continue its positive progress, and I ask your support to do it.

I look forward to meeting folks as I go door to door, becoming better acquainted with those I already know and answering any questions you may have. Please lend me your support and vote for me this fall.

Nicholas Pignone

Potsdam