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Support for Dave Clegg

June 21, 2018 03:13 pm

To the editor:

I support Dave Clegg as the best possible Democratic candidate for the 19th Congressional district. I’ve known Dave for 30 years, and I can assure you he’s as honest as honest can be. There’s no blot on his record. As a human rights attorney, he has advocated for difficult cases and won. An ordained United Methodist Deacon, he has been present and active in the church for decades. A 37-year resident of the district, he knows who we are and we know who he is. As an independent Democrat he has refused the large infusions of outside money many of the better advertised candidates enjoy. With that refusal, he has guaranteed that he will represent us the people, not some vested interest. He is environmentally aware and committed on all the important issues. He will not allow our health care or our Social Security benefits to be undermined. Maybe he’s not the flashiest of the candidates—but he outdoes the rest as the most reliable representative of the people in our region. He has the hometown appeal and creds to beat John Faso. I’m backing him, and I hope you will, too.

Rick Edwards

Catskill