Saturday, November 5, 2011

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has endorsed Lee Jamison for Stuyvesant Supervisor

In announcing her endorsement, Senator Gillibrand had this to say;

“Lee Jamison is committed to the people and community of Stuyvesant,” Senator Gillibrand said. “I know that she will use her experience and leadership to work tirelessly to move Stuyvesant in the right direction during these fiscally difficult times. I encourage voters to support Lee on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th.”

 “I’m delighted to receive Senator Gillibrand’s support,” Lee said. “In Columbia County, the Town Supervisor also functions as a County Legislator. Currently, there are only 5 women Supervisors on the 23 member Columbia County Board of Supervisors.  Senator Gillibrand has launched a vigorous awareness campaign to encourage women to "Get off the Sidelines." The Senator and I believe that the involvement of women will be critical to get our County and our Country out of the economic recession. Many local women are entrepreneurs, as integral parts of family small businesses and farms. Women excel at consensus building, hard work, problem-solving and multi-tasking. Most Columbia County women are well aware of the complex economic needs of balancing work and family, childcare and eldercare, prices at the gas pump and prices at the grocery store.  We all know neighbors who have lost a home or who may have even taken in someone who lost a job. Women know that together we can put Columbia County's human and natural resources back to work for everyone.”