Dustin Reidy has a unique capability to listen, suggest, and lead

To the Editor:

I am submitting this letter in support of Dustin Reidy as the Albany County Legislator for the 30th District. I got to know Dustin shortly after the 2016 election when he took the initiative to organize NY19 Votes to help elect a Democrat in New York’s 19th Congressional District. This unique initiative provided a much-needed and creative outlet for neighboring blue district progressives to get engaged during 2017 and 2018 in a consequential project that ultimately helped propel Antonio Delgado into Congress.

I think Dustin’s initiative and leadership on this effort provides a unique insight into the kind of creativeness he will bring to the Albany County Legislature to make this county an even better place to live for everyone. Albany County consists of a unique blend of voices representing urban, suburban, rural, student, government, not-for-profit and private business constituents that need to work together to make better things happen.

I think Dustin Reidy has a unique capability to listen, suggest, and lead, which would make him a valuable asset to the residents of the 30th District in particular and Albany County in general.

William Cooney


Editor’s note: District 30 covers the part of Guilderland from Route 155 in the west to the Thruway in the east. Bryan Clenahan, who had represented the district, left the post to become a Guilderland town judge. Charles D. Cahill Jr. was appointed to fill out the year remaining in Clenahan’s term but does not plan to run to keep his seat. Steven D. Wickham and Dustin Reidy will be facing off in June 25 primary for the Democratic Party line.

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