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October 31, 2013

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We are fortunate that these three candidates have chosen this critical time to serve our Town and County. On Nov. 5, please vote for John Schallert, Rick Hulse and Ed Keator.

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Kosmer has earned re-election

John Kosmer has earned to be re-elected as county rep for district 8.  

To be clear, John is by no means a single issue candidate around hydrofracking. He should be more accurately considered a central issue candidate.  Many contend that gas drilling and its buildout are the greatest challenge Otsego County has ever faced. He believes this is an historic time and that the fracking issue must be front and center. In so doing, he demonstrates his responsiveness to the heavy majority of district residents to preserve our water, air, health, businesses and property values.

Beyond hydrofracking, John also sees the need to provide broadband throughout our county to attract businesses and residents to grow the local economy. John believes that we must live within our means to insure that our water, food, energy, finances, businesses, jobs and resources are not depleted now and in the future. This means bringing long-term employment as opposed to the documented bust that will follow the many hazards that come with the so-called boom from gas development. He believes in, and supports viable alternatives: tourism, healthcare, education, and maybe most importantly, agriculture.

John is not one to readily accept the status quo from county government. He listens to his colleagues and constituents, does his homework on the issues and asks thoughtful questions. Only then does he take a stand and advocate for his positions. He worked hard to find a way to keep the Manor a county entity.

Thanks to John Kosmer for keeping his eye on the prize; the preservation of our quality of life through a long term vision for a prosperous and sustainable Otsego County. On Nov. 5, re-elect John Kosmer. Your vote will help ensure that he will continues to work hard for district residents.

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