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The mayor’s race is too important to vote party lines

The mayor’s race is too important to vote party lines

*The mayor’s race is too important to vote party lines *Yepsen’s experience as county supervisor wil

The mayor’s race is too important to vote party lines

These upcoming elections in Saratoga Springs are not just about politics or casting a vote for your party line. More important, they are a vote that determines the future direction of our city.

Will we continue to be a great city to live with affordable taxes?

Or will the city change direction, become unfriendly to business, spend millions on projects which are important only to a few people, and see our taxes skyrocket?

That’s why, although I registered and usually vote Democrat, I will be casting my vote for Shauna Sutton for mayor.

Shauna was raised here and has raised her children here. She understands the values and priorities of Saratogians and will continue to do what’s best for the residents do our city.

I trust Shauna to keep Saratoga a great and affordable place for my family.

Nanci St. John

Saratoga Springs

Yepsen’s experience as county supervisor will benefit the city

I met Joanne Yepsen nearly 30 years ago when we were colleagues at the YWCA in Schenectady working to protect women from violence. Joanne has demonstrated both then and now the organizational skills and ability needed to bring people together to resolve problems. Joanne knows how to identify and secure funding for projects that she supports, and her integrity is evidenced by the number of people who have worked with her in the past and continue to support her.

Joanne truly cares about the people she serves and the community she lives in. When she is elected mayor, she will continue work to make Saratoga an even better place to live. Joanne is co-founder of Sustainable Saratoga. Her vision of Saratoga is one that balances economic growth with quality-of-life issues. She is able to work with people from various political parties to do what is right.

Joanne has forged relationships throughout Saratoga County and New York state during her four terms as county supervisor, which will enhance opportunities to work cooperatively with other communities to build public and private partnerships.

My husband and I are members of opposing political parties, but we agree on one thing, that Joanne Yepsen is the best person to be the next mayor of Saratoga Springs.

Monna Zuckerman

Jack Zuckerman

Saratoga Springs

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