This is the first letter to the editor I have written and it covers an election issue of utmost importance. We are about to elect a new member to the state Assembly and electing the right person to this position will have lasting impacts for us all. I’m voting for Joe Krovoza.
I first met Joe years back when we both volunteered to help a mutual friend achieve a lifelong athletic dream. During that trip, I had the opportunity to get to know Joe and I grilled him on a number of political issues facing our region and our state.
I was impressed with his deep understanding of these issues, but more so with the fact that he literally lit up with excitement when he talked about these complexities and the political obstacles they each faced. He clearly understood the realities of the political process and he relished the opportunity to participate in it.
Since then, I’ve closely followed Joe’s actions as our mayor and while there are certain issues I take exception with him on, I know that in each case he listened to and heard the concerns of his constituents. He’s a man of strong convictions and he has the integrity and leadership skills to make sound fiscal decisions. These deeply rooted principles will push him to bring our educational institutions back to the prominence they once held and to see that our state protects its resources for future generations.
The primary election on June 3 is important, and I hope many can take a strong look at the critical issues that affect us all and cast their vote for Joe Krovoza.