LETTER: Keeping Magee and Salka working for us where they are best option

LETTER: Keeping Magee and Salka working for us where they are best option

To the Editor:

Once again, an interesting local race is shaping up for residents of Madison and Oneida counties, where John Salka is attempting to replace Bill Magee for the 121st Assembly District seat.

Both men have served in elected office for years and both are qualified, honest, hardworking public officials. As the political landscape in Albany and Wampsville hasn’t changed in the past two years, it again suggests to me that both should stay right where they are.

If John Salka wins, he would take a seat in the state Assembly where he would become part of a super-minority Republican conference. The reality is, whether we like it or not, he would have less influence to serve the residents of the 121st Assembly District than he does now as a Republican member of the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

Bill Magee is currently chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and serves on the Local Government and Volunteer Emergency Services committees, where he has been able to bring resources to the district, especially in the area of emergency services, which have helped to stabilize our property taxes through his support of our local paid and volunteer fire departments.

I’m not a Democrat or Republican; I’m a pragmatic independent voter who has served in local government, and I believe that John Salka can serve us best in Wampsville and Bill Magee can serve us best in Albany, and that’s the way I plan to vote.

Mike Kaiser, Oneida

1 comment to LETTER: Keeping Magee and Salka working for us where they are best option

  • Dennis Johnson

    Don’t know which Fire Depts he supports but 2 years in a row we have sent him letters requesting assistance with projects in the Dept and have not even gotten a reply.
    Dennis Johnson
    Chief Brookfield Fire Dept

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