To the Editor:
I am seeking to represent the Republican Party in the upcoming primary election to be held Sept. 10, 2013. Polls are open noon to 9 p.m.
I have deep roots here and live with my husband Jimmy on his homestead on County Route 28. I was bookkeeper and Waddington town clerk for a total of 17 years and have worked with three town supervisors. I have been attending Waddington town board meetings since 2010. Most importantly, I am hard working, dedicated and retired -- and have the time to devote to the job.
The town board has some big decisions to make, with the 750 acres of land returned to the town by the Power Authority. My position is: they don’t make land anymore -- but put water in front of it, which makes it more valuable, and it’s better than money in the bank!
I’m in favor of returning land to the tax rolls, economic development and growth, but I feel strongly that the board must explore all possibilities before making a decision. It’s “history in the making.”
I’ve always been a strong advocate for keeping village government a separate entity from town government. It’s really a very simple issue -- shared services -- our town and village governments have worked together since incorporation in the best interests of all of Waddington.
“Hats off!” to the mayor and village board for taking on the responsibility of hosting the “hugely successful” bass tourney.
If elected, I will work with the village to do what’s best for all the residents of this community -- referred to by many as the jewel of St Lawrence County.
In closing, I would welcome the opportunity to serve as your town supervisor.
Please vote for Sandy Wright Sept. 10 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Waddington Municipal Building.