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Last time around, I didn’t vote for Don Peters because I viewed him as a “good old boy” and I generally don’t like “good old boys.” However, my perception of him has changed, and I will vote for him this time for three main reasons:
I’m terribly disappointed in Susan Siegel. Time after time, I have seen that she is rigid and can’t bend with her constituents’ needs today. And in losing her own Party line, I feel that she is un-electable.
Michael Grace seems to have a slick marketing machine behind him but I am suspicious of flash, and besides that, he scares me. He’s a lawyer and has stated that he will continue his practice if he were to be elected. When did a job so vital right now as Yorktown Supervisor become a part-time job? And at a considerable salary? And wasn’t he our town lawyer for many, many years when the worst kinds of decisions were being made?
So that leaves Don Peters and suddenly a “good old boy” doesn’t seem like a bad choice. Besides being a man of the people, I’m told that he is highly intelligent and decisive, but just didn’t communicate his accomplishments last time, while Siegel took the credit for many program she initiated. Further, he is the one who championed consolidation of services and that makes tremendous sense in this economy.
In addition, I’m voting for Peters because of his association with Bill Primavera. I am aware that Bill is his confidante and would be his close advisor in some capacity if Peters were elected. Some years ago, I worked with Bill and still deal with him as a realtor, and I know of his work as a marketing executive, the field from which we both come. And what we need right now is the marketing of Yorktown as a great place to buy a home and/or establish a business, and Billk nows how this will get done.
The choice is clear to me, and I hope it’s also clear to the thinking voters of Yorktown, no matter their affiliation or party line we need to vote in the best interest of Yorktown and our residents.