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Candidate Andrews is the best choice for state senator

Candidate Andrews is the best choice for state senator

*Candidate Andrews is the best choice for state senator

Candidate Andrews is the best choice for state senator

Politics these days seems like a vicious endeavor to grab power, prestige and any financial perks that adhere to state government.

How is anyone to choose when candidates are self-serving and seldom, if ever, give their opponent credit for anything? Listen to the candidates and all one hears is how he or she is right and the other guy’s never right. Does this bother you? It bothers me.

So here is how I choose: I try to know the candidate personally or through other people whose opinions I respect. This is tough to do for obvious reasons. In addition, I try to read all their position papers; this helps, but is just guesswork as to how they will actually govern.

The ultimate evaluation for me becomes a character issue. Is the person honest, forthright, hard-working and open-minded? Does the candidate have the best interests of the community in mind?

I first met Robin Andrews when I can for the Claverack Town Board. She is energetic, honest and has the high qualities that make her character stand out. She has labored and will continue to labor for good government and make us proud. Her service on the Claverack Town Board has even been praised by some in her opposing party, and in today’s political scene that is hard to do.

Robin is an exceptional politician, but more importantly an exceptional person. She has the drive and honesty politics needs.

Shailer Evans

Claverack

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