Porterfield, Farley will be attentive and listen

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Marion Porterfield and Damonni Farley get my vote because of their actions and what they have already demonstrated, and we know that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.They get my vote because I strive to be part of a City Council with members who are open and receptive, and it’s essential that the Schenectady City Council work together, listen to our constituents and one another, and come to consensus as a governmental body that cares about all the citizens of our fine city.On Election Day, you’ll find Marion Porterfield on the Democratic line. Damonni Farley, who is a registered Democrat, can be found on the Working Families line.Leesa L. PerazzoSchenectadyThe writer is president of the Schenectady City Council.More from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists On Election Day, I plan to vote for Marion Porterfield and Damonni Farley for Schenectady City Council. I’m still considering what I will do with my third vote.I will vote for Ms. Porterfield and Mr. Farley because they have demonstrated that they believe in the same level of transparency and openness that I do and that the citizens of Schenectady deserve.I’m confident that when groups of engaged and passionate citizens come forward with their concerns, Marion and Damonni will actively listen and work toward solutions that are effective and beneficial for as many people as possible. Both are excellent candidates because they fully embrace the responsibility and accountability that are integral to being true public servants.Marion Porterfield has demonstrated that she will ask and respond to the hard questions, gather information, talk with her constituents, carefully weigh the options, find sound courses of action and vote accordingly.Both Marion and Damonni have experience advocating for and working closely with community groups that don’t always get a seat at the table and whose voices often go unheard. It’s essential that we are vigilant about listening and incorporating the diverse concerns of our citizens into our discussions and our decisions.last_img

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