I’m launching a write-in campaign for town clerk

To the Editor:

Being new to the political scene, I have made two unsuccessful attempts to have my name on the ballot in the general election for the Rensselaerville town clerk. However, due to my desire to offer the town residents a real choice, I have chosen to launch a write-in campaign.

While no one could ever fill the shoes of our current town clerk, Kathleen Hallenbeck, I feel I am the most qualified for this office. I have served as the deputy town clerk under Kathy’s guidance for almost two years. I have been trained in tax collection, records management, issuing DEC [Department of Environmental Conservation] and dog licenses.

I am currently bonded by the town and am a registrar of vital statistics. I have achieved designation as an Albany County Civil Service Senior Keyboard Specialist and obtained a New York State Notary commission. In addition, I have the knowledge and experience to “hit the ground running” should the voters entrust me with this office.

My family has resided in the Town of Rensselaerville for over four generations. I currently live in the hamlet of Preston Hollow with my husband and two young sons. I am an honors graduate from Middleburgh Central School and have previously worked as a receptionist in medical offices and as a teller at a local bank.

The historical significance, as well as the future of the town of Rensselaerville, is important and matters to me. If you agree with me that experience matters, please show your support on Tuesday, Nov. 5, by writing in Heather Kelly for Rensselaerville Town Clerk.

Heather Kelly

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