2016 State of the County
When I left the State Assembly to return to county service, I joked that the best part of going to Albany was coming home again. The truth is, no matter where I travel in and around this county, the best part is always the ride home again. Yes, I return to a family I love. But along the many miles travelled and the countless people I serve with and work for I see their struggle, I feel their dedication and I hear the love they have for the place they call home. Throughout the grass fields, in the bustle of traffic coming to and from work, on a tiny sailboat in the mighty river, throughout this great county and valley of ours — I see our potential and feel the hope.
And though I know the state of our county is strong, I know we can make it healthier, safer and stronger together.