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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Why Should You Vote for David Sager?

Following is a letter recently posted that fully describes David Sager's agenda:

October 2010

Dear Friends and Supporters,

It's hard to believe it's already October with only two weeks to go until Election Day on November 2nd! The Sager for Senate Campaign is working hard each day, making huge strides in getting the word out to as many voters as possible about the reform platform of the Sager candidacy and the significant differences between David and his opponent, the ethically challenged John Bonacic.

It is becoming more and more obvious to people why they should vote for David Sager over an entrenched incumbent like John Bonacic but, we need your help to extend our reach. Your continued support and donations will help us to effectively execute our media plan through radio, print advertisements and mailings right up through election day.

David has traveled across the 42nd Senate District and has had the opportunity to meet thousands of wonderful and concerned residents. By now, many of you have had the chance to get to know David, and you have seen and heard what a great Senator he will be for us. The energy, passion, and issues he has defined as urgent prove that there is no substitute for hard work and integrity.

But, let's not kid ourselves. Forging a victory over an incumbent with a war chest the size of John Bonacic's won't be easy. We still have a lot of work in front of us reaching more voters.

In order to be successful on our road to the New York State Senate, we continue to need your help - It's as simple as logging onto and clicking the blue ACT BLUE button to donate on-line or please consider sending a donation to support David Sager for Senate. You can do this by mailing a check to: David Sager for State Senate, PO Box 295, Jeffersonville, New York 12748.

If you feel, as many New Yorkers do, that there is a difference between government as it is and government as it should be, then meet David Sager Democratic candidate for New York's 42nd Senatorial district.


David Sager has spent the greater part of his life in the 42nd State Senate District. He grew up in the Village of Monticello in Sullivan County, the son of a small business owner and an elementary school teacher. After graduating from Monticello High School in 1989, he went on to receive a degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York, after which he returned to his roots in Sullivan County. It is in this rural agricultural region of Western Sullivan County that David lives with his wife Michelle and their two young sons, Owen and Dylan.

In 1999, David Sager became the youngest county-wide elected coroner in Sullivan County history and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2003 to a second term. In 2007, he ran for the Sullivan County Legislature, where he has served for the past two and a half years. Now, in 2010, he is running as a Democratic candidate for the 42nd District Senatorial seat in Albany.


ETHICS REFORM - David Sager believes in the law, good government and its ability to work for everyone. David will fight for tougher laws that govern both individual behavior and conflict of interest thresholds by politicians and stricter laws to govern campaign finance. Sager's platform is based on proposal forwarded by the Brennan Center at New York University.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - David Sager is an advocate for forward-thinking, and environmentally sound, regional growth. He believes in “smart growth” and development which both provides economic growth and appropriate and meaningful stewardship over our water and and land. He believes the 42nd Senate district can become an east coast Silicon Valley for alternative energy.

AGRICULTURE - As State Senator, he will work to make sure that farmers get the respect and compensation they deserve for the products they provide and vital role they play in our communities.

PROPERTY TAX REFORM - David Sager wants to fight to make significant changes in the way education is paid for through property taxes. He also wants to have an open discussion about the qualifications for tax-exempt status.

EDUCATION - David Sager believes that as global economic competition increases, education is paramount in providing our future generations with the proper tools for success. He believes we need to rethink some of our basic notions about what we teach and how we teach it. For instance, he asks, “Why are our schools not teaching Mandarin.?”

FLOOD MITIGATION/NYC WATERSHED - David Sager will work aggressively with the NYDEC to provide effective, lasting and environmentally sensitive flood relief to local residents while working with city and state officials, to bring everybody to the table in order to meet the challenges of providing safe water for everyone.

GAS DRILLING - David is willing to ask the most difficult questions not only about the environment and drinking water, but also about home rule and the right for towns to have a say in their destiny (including site plan review by local planning boards, infrastructure and road maintenance, and quality of life).

EQUALITY - David Sager believe in the rights of citizens to enjoy personal privacy and exercise their constitutional rights free from discrimination of any type, whether it be based upon age, color, creed, national origin, gender or sexual orientation is basic to every human being's right to secure happiness for themselves and those most dear to them. David supports marriage equality.

Vote for David Sager because Albany cannot change by itself!

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