Friday, March 3, 2017

Proud that Glens Falls County Supervisor Claudia Braymer and GF Third Ward Democratic Candidate Diana Palmer could join Senator Gillibrand for lunch today! Celebrating women "off the sidelines "!-- Lynne Boecher

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Three candidates being considered for Queensbury's Ward 4 seat

 Jennifer is obviously the right choice for all of Queensbury!


Three candidates being considered for Queensbury's Ward 4 seat


QUEENSBURY — As Queensbury Town Board member William VanNess prepares to leave elected office, his colleagues have begun the process of living without him.
VanNess will become the Warren County Republican elections commissioner at the end of the month.
The Town Board interviewed three candidates to replace him in a meeting Wednesday that went past 9:30 p.m. and included interviewing one candidate by video as she sat in a rental car in Tuscon, Arizona.
The board can either appoint someone to replace VanNess or leave the seat vacant until the November election. Board members will consider a vote next month, Supervisor John Strough said.
Three people applied to be appointed:
Jennifer Switzer, a Democrat who ran twice for the seat and lost by just four votes in 2013;
G. Travis Whitehead, a resident and retired engineer who attends many of the town meetings and does not plan to run for election to the position this fall; and
Tim Brewer, who was the longtime councilman for Ward 4 before being arrested for DWAI in 2012 while taking painkillers for a back injury, after which the Republicans did not endorse him for re-election.
Each of them was asked why they wanted to be appointed to the board.
Switzer, who was interviewed first, answered questions from a video screen after she flew into Arizona. She was on her way to her son’s graduation from Army military intelligence training, but linked up with the board using her cellphone.

She noted that she was the town’s budget officer from 2003 to 2006. She now is the director of finance at the Warren County Economic Development Corporation and CFO of the Warren County Local Development Corporation.
“I have a really strong background in municipal finance. Also, I know what the needs are for small businesses,” she said. “My professional background and my running for office make me uniquely qualified to step into that position. I think it might be difficult for other people to get up to speed.”
Whitehead, who was interviewed next, said he was best able to start work immediately because he attends most of the Town Board and workshop meetings.
“You’re going to have me whether you want me or not,” he added, referring to his plan to continue attending meetings.
Brewer said he would love to have his old seat back.
“I do truly miss it. I enjoy helping people in the town,” he said. “I think I’ve shown in the past I can solve problems. And I enjoy that, and I think I can do a good job.”
He was the Ward 4 councilman for 14 years. He noted that meant he understood the town’s codes, how the budget is developed and how things get done.
The candidates were also asked about their goals.
Switzer said she wants to market the new trampoline park and rock climbing arena to draw more of those types of businesses and customers.
“We can be known as the little recreation area,” she said.
Whitehead would offer his skills in analyzing projects the town is implementing or considering.
“I decided perhaps I could use my engineering skills to help,” he said. “I think I would add some additional talents to the board. My focus would be more town-wide.”
But in Ward 4, he said, he’d like to find solutions to the bottleneck under the Northway overpass at Exit 18.
Brewer, who was also on the Planning Board for nine years, said he would take a close look at future development.
“I’d like to see more development toward the way the plan was written,” he said.
Strough said afterward that the board is not committed to appointing anyone. He asked board members to think about the candidates until March, when they could hold a vote.
“If you feel strongly about making an appointment, we will make one,” he said.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Statement from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:

A Statement from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:

“The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Attorney General Scott Pruitt has fought the agency’s actions to protect clean air and clean water. During the confirmation process, Mr. Pruitt and I had a frank and expansive conversation in which we explored his record and views on a number of issues that are important for New York. During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Pruitt failed to show that he would take action to fight climate change and the challenges it poses, hold polluters accountable, and ensure that all New Yorkers have clear air to breathe and clean water to drink. Mr. Pruitt has also failed to address the numerous conflicts of interests he would face. I do not believe he has the qualifications necessary to be an effective EPA Administrator.”

Monday, January 16, 2017

Join Lt. Gov. Hochul For State Of The State

Please Join

Kathy Hochul

New York State Lieutenant Governor
At a presentation and discussion of

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State & Budget Address

Ever Upward

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

10:00 AM

Glens Falls Falls Civic Center

Heritage Hall

Glens Falls, NY  12801

We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Proud to support Governor Cuomo's initiative to increase voter participation here in New York.
The "Democracy Project" will remove barriers to voter registration and make voting easier for all New Yorkers!

Today, alongside U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I unveiled a plan to offer free tuition at SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.
New York is the state of opportunity and a college education must be accessible to all, not a luxury that only the wealthy can afford.
Please join me if you believe college should be a right for all middle-class New Yorkers

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Thank You Message From HIllary Clinton

Thank you.

Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans.

This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country.

But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together –- this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love -- and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted.

We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America –- and I always will. And if you do, too, then we must accept this result -– and then look to the future.

Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.

Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things –- the rule of law, the principle that we’re all equal in rights and dignity, and the freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these things too -- and we must defend them.

And let me add: Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear: making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top; protecting our country and protecting our planet; and breaking down all the barriers that hold anyone back from achieving their dreams.

We’ve spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American Dream is big enough for everyone -- for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities.

Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you will.

I am so grateful to stand with all of you.

I want to thank Tim Kaine and Anne Holton for being our partners on this journey. It gives me great hope and comfort to know that Tim will remain on the front-lines of our democracy, representing Virginia in the Senate.

To Barack and Michelle Obama: Our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude for your graceful, determined leadership, and so do I.

To Bill, Chelsea, Marc, Charlotte, Aidan, our brothers, and our entire family, my love for you means more than I can ever express.

You crisscrossed this country on my behalf and lifted me up when I needed it most –- even four-month old Aidan traveling with his mom.

I will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across our country who poured their hearts into this campaign. For you veterans, this was a campaign after a campaign -- for some of you, this was your first campaign ever. I want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anyone has had.

To all the volunteers, community leaders, activists, and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook - even in secret or in private: Thank you.

To everyone who sent in contributions as small as $5 and kept us going, thank you.

And to all the young people in particular, I want you to hear this. I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks -– sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your careers. You will have successes and setbacks, too.

This loss hurts. But please, please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It’s always worth it. And we need you keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives.

To all the women, and especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.

I know that we still have not shattered that highest glass ceiling. But some day someone will -– hopefully sooner than we might think right now.

And to all the little girls watching right now, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.

Finally, I am grateful to our country for all it has given me.

I count my blessings every day that I am an American. And I still believe, as deeply as I ever have, that if we stand together and work together, with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions, and love for this nation -– our best days are still ahead of us.

You know I believe we are stronger together and will go forward together. And you should never be sorry that you fought for that.

Scripture tells us: “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.”

My friends, let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary. Let us not lose heart. For there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.

I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. May God bless you and god bless the United States of America.