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January 30, 2010

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We also know the Mayor cannot, and for that matter should not, single-handedly and personally tackle all these issues. Rather, I believe, the role of the Mayor is to identify and recruit the talent needed (and talent is probably our number one asset in this Village) to strategically and sensitively offer solutions. There are many individual agendas among our small, yet diverse community; this is great àfor starters, but it’s the unified and collective approach, teamed with a shared action plan that makes the positive difference. This is where the role of the Mayor facilitating such a process is crucial. I’ve known Jeff almost since the first day he and his family moved to Cooperstown.



He subscribes to life-long learning, researches & acutely knows the issues, solicits opinions, rallies the workforce, builds the network, is punctual, and deeply cares about Cooperstown. Jeff excels in balancing his Village government commitments, personal community involvement, and family well-being.



He is particularly fortunate, as Deputy Mayor, to be working in a bipartisanism relationship with Mayor Carol Waller where the agenda is what’s most beneficial for the Village of Cooperstown. He garners first hand knowledge of the myriad of day-to-day issues that need to be addressedàincluding the tough decisions that do not always result in winning points for a popularity contest.



I’m voting for Jeff _ a dependable friend, caring resident, devoted husband and father, community volunteer, quiet, yet effective leader, resilient demeanor, global thinker and oh yeah, knows he cannotàand should notàdo the job alone.



Rich McCaffery



Cooperstown



Residents will have to choose



The residents of Cooperstown will have to make a choice when they vote for Mayor for the first time in over a decade and a half. After years of a Union Ticket followed by unopposed mayoral candidates, Trustees Jeff Katz and Joe Booan are facing off this March.

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