Thursday, December 22, 2011
"I have spent the last eight years working side by side with business and community leaders and our exceptional County staff, to help stabilize the County during the recession, and prepare us for growth and prosperity when the economy turns around.
I have spent four years serving Sullivan County as Vice Chairman and four years serving as Chairman, and in that time I have witnessed some incredible things that illustrate how special Sullivan County truly is. From the way our communities banded together during several flooding disasters, to renewed efforts to collaborate from our nonprofit and agricultural communities, Sullivan County residents continue to take care of one another.
And with the opening of businesses like the Kohl's Distribution Center and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and the expansion of the Center for Discovery, Sullivan County is poised to continue to grow and expand as the state and national economies improve. With the renewed focus on our local community college and other educational outlets, I believe we can educate and train our young people for quality jobs right here in our communities.
At this time, I have made the decision to focus my efforts on this goal of promoting and enhancing the educational offerings available here in Sullivan County, and will not seek the Chairmanship position in January. I will remain an active part of the new Legislature, and I look forward to another productive term serving Sullivan County."
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