To the Editor,
I strongly endorse Pat Turbett for the county legislature for a number of reasons. For the past five years I have served with him on the Potsdam School Board. During that time I have found him to be insightful, hard-working, and well informed. He rarely misses meetings and stays for the important executive sessions that often go on till 10 or 11 p.m. at night. Mr. Turbett, an educator himself, is clearly committed to doing all he can to provide a quality education for students in the PCSD. To be frank, we are lucky to have him on the board of ed.
With regards to his work on the county legislature, his accomplishments speak for themselves. Pat introduced legislation in 2005 to fairly distribute sales tax revenue to villages in St. Lawrence County resulting in thousands of dollars in increased revenue to the village of Potsdam – an additional $250,000 per year. In 2009, he worked successfully to preserve this sales tax revenue. In these dire economic times, we need a legislator like Mr. Turbett.
Put simply, Pat is committed to public service. His experience, knowledge, and intelligence will lead to wise decisions being made for the public good. Lastly, Pat Turbett is the only Democrat on the ballot.
He has proven that he deserves my support, respect, and my vote.
Member PCS BOE