Lynn Archer’s candidacy for Ulster County Legislator elicits bittersweet feelings from me. I’ve had the privilege of working with her on Town of Rochester’s Town Board for nearly six years and must admit that I feel a sense of loss from her moving on to serve the people of our town at the county level. Lynn has impressed me with her strong work ethic to serve all of the people of our town regardless of partisan persuasion.
I consider Lynn to be a fiscal conservative as she has always attempted to protect the pocketbooks of the taxpayers of our town and I think she will do the same at the county level. I could always count on Lynn to bring a level-headed approach using good old fashioned common sense to the table as we have tried to serve the needs of our community. I also think that Lynn Archer’s priorities are in order as I’ve seen her place the safety of our residents at the top of the list. I saw that when she introduced waiving the permit fee for wood stoves back in 2008 to ensure that people were safely installing their wood stoves.
I’ve been extremely fortunate as Supervisor to have worked with such an amazing group of people serving on our Town Board and Lynn has been such a huge part of this experience. We have worked together to do the best we can to serve the people of our town without regard to our respective partisan affiliations. At the same time I have seen petty bickering and partisan politics stymie cooperative efforts at the county level. We desperately need cooperation instead of partisan posturing at the county level and I am extremely confident that Lynn will bring leadership in that effort. As much as I will miss Lynn at our table in the Town of Rochester, I support her candidacy for Ulster County Legislator and eagerly look forward to working with her as our county legislator as we try to serve the needs of our community.
Town of Rochester