McGarry has depth of character

To the Editor:

I would like to offer my support to Brian McGarry for the Assembly in the 111th District of the State of New York. I have known Brian for over 50 years, and found him to be intelligent, experienced, and with tremendous depth of personal character.

He is a lifelong Rotterdam resident, a father of six, a public servant, and a small-business owner (McGarry Photography).

In 2011, a family emergency brought my five nieces and nephew, all students in the Duanesburg School District, to come live with me in my Rotterdam residence. At the time, Brian was a teacher in the Duanesburg school system. Brian took it upon himself to transport my nieces and nephews back and forth to school every day, sometimes making the one-hour round-trip three to four times.

He also took them to school activities and sporting events in the evening, calling up to say, for example, “Does anyone want to go to the basketball game tonight?”

No one asked him to do it; no one knew he was doing it, and he never expected any thanks. This depth of personal character truly impressed me, and I feel no one would be a better representative for us in the New York State Assembly than Brian McGarry.

James M. Zasada

Rotterdam