To the editor:

I am writing in support of Sally Hogan, a friend, wife, mom, volunteer. The Town of Kinderhook Republican Committee and the community have forgotten that every American has the right of Freedom of Speech without fear of being censored or persecuted. If you hold a position on the Town Board of Kinderhook and members of that board and the community don’t agree with your views posted on your own personal page, they scold you and try to humiliate you in a public forum and request your resignation or termination.

This is what happened to Sally Hogan, a councilwoman for the Town of Kinderhook. For those who don’t know Sally she was on the Town Zoning Board of Appeals, Poll Watcher, Primary Election Inspector for the County Board of Elections, a membership chair of Friends of the Kinderhook Library Board and now a Trustee for the Valatie Free Library. Volunteer for Northern Columbia Lions Club, member of Kinderhook Republican Committee. Sally is on the Northern Columbia Little League and the President of the Republican Womens Club of Columbia and Rensselear County. Through this club, she is walking to raise money to benefit our First Responders and raised funds to award three local scholarships. She is the corresponding secretary for the NYS Federation of Republican Women.

I am proud to call this woman my friend and glad she lives in my community. Sally should not be judged by one statement of satire, but judge her by her accomplishments. Thanks Sally for all you do.

Karen Burke

Valatie

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