Michelle will fight for local schools and libraries

To the Editor:

The 46th State Senate District sprawls from Montgomery County to Kingston, with the town of Guilderland having a special status as its largest community. This year is unique, with no incumbent, and also with Michelle Hinchey, a supremely qualified candidate, who is supportive of issues important to the town and its residents.

Michelle knows that strong public schools and libraries are indispensable. She is committed to fight for an equitable share of state funding so that our students and teachers have the resources required for success.  She understands that the Guilderland and Altamont libraries will play an important role in meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse community.

Michelle recognizes that health care is a fundamental right that is often dependent upon the timely arrival of an ambulance. We are well-suited with well-qualified town and village ambulance services but this vital front-line protection remains tenuous and is dependent upon continuing support from the state for which we can count on from Michelle in the New York State Senate.

Michelle appreciates that climate change is real, and requires local solutions. She supports efforts by the town and village, both founding members of the Capital Region’s Community Choice Aggregation, under which communities join together to purchase renewable energy for electricity at lower cost for residents.  She understands that this program requires continued state support during this uncertain economic period.

Michelle will fight for small-business owners. The lack of dependable fast-speed internet in many areas prevents entrepreneurs, many of whom are working from home because of the pandemic, from starting and expanding local businesses. She will help local business owners by providing them with the tools to compete and support families.

Please make your voice heard by voting for Michelle Hinchey as your next senator in the 46th State Senate District on or before Election Day, Nov. 3.  You can vote early, starting on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Guilderland firehouse.

Peter G. Barber 



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