Wednesday, April 28, 2010
David Sager for NY State Senate
Today in Monticello, in front of a large audience David Sager of Jeffersonville announced his intention to run for State Senate against John Bonacic. In the past year, Mr. Sager switch his affiliation from the Republican Party to the Democratic party, for reasons unrelated to this race.
In his speech, he noted his intentions to be a strong sponsor of legislature to address the following issues: Help end the disfunction of state government; Lower state and local taxes; Break the status quo in Albany; Enforce fiscal responsibility; Proceeding with gas drilling based on scientific evidence only; and Political ethics reform.
He believes that our district is an important link to NYC. To this end, he envisions revitalizing this district as a "green belt", leading the way with green technology.
He expressed strongly that religious organizations with large tracts of land who use local resources should pay for those services by taxation.
He clearly understands the concept of sustainability, and wants to make it easier for people to live more sustainably.
In a short conversation with him after the speech, I found a calm, intelligent, experienced man (he is currently County Legislator) who grew up in Sullivan county and knows exactly what we need to move forward. I wish him all the best!