Letter to the Editor: Support Borgia

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Catherine Borgia, Supervisor of the Town of Ossining and candidate for District 9 Westchester County Legislature. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Catherine Borgia

This letter is written in support of Catherine Borgia for County Legislature.  She is a proven leader who deserves our votes on Nov. 8.

For some time, I have been following the three ring circus of national politics. Sarah Palin announced that she is a non- candidate for president. A few days ago the governor of New Jersey said that he isn’t running either. Really, who cares? At this tumultuous time in our nation’s life, we don’t need politicians who fill our overloaded minds with self-serving noise. We need leaders who can and will act decisively, innovatively, and compassionately on behalf of the people. I have lived in Westchester for 18 years because it is rich with beauty, culture, opportunity and some of the smartest people anywhere. We are presently living in a time when our way of life is at risk. To weather the storm, we need solid experienced leaders. Catherine Borgia, the Supervisor of the Town of Ossining and a candidate for the Westchester County Board of Legislators, is that kind of leader.

Ms. Borgia has proven her mettle many times over.  On her watch as Town Supervisor, the police department was absorbed by the Westchester County Police. The Town and Village of Ossining have just completed an unprecedented merger of their courts.  Both bold moves that reduced Town expenses by 18.5 percent while maintaining high levels of service.  In a time when other governments struggle with crippling deficits, the Town of Ossining has held its own and has reduced taxes.  To set a personal example of fiscally responsible leadership, Supervisor Borgia cut her own salary!

While all around us, politicians point fingers and play the blame game, Supervisor Borgia has, along with the Ossining Town and Village Boards, used courage and imagination to implement effective solutions.  Elect Borgia to the County Legislature!

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