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Letter to the Editor: Latimer Deserves Vote

Mary Jo Jacobs writes that George Latimer is conscientious and should be elected to the State Senate.

In their race for the state senate, Bob Cohen has attacked George Latimer as a tax-and-spender, a characterization that cannot be further from the truth.

Latimer has taken the brave, reasoned and fair stance on this issue—that an Albany-imposed tax cap prevents municipalities from exercising their own best judgment about how to direct their resources. Latimer has instead chosen to take a non-partisan and bold stand with his own personal integrity against the overreaching unfunded Albany mandates because he understands that these burdens too often leave towns in a predicament wherein they must make painful choices about laying off teachers, police officers and fire fighters in order to keep property taxes down.  

George Latimer steadfastly supports local autonomy rather than State government tax caps coupled with unfunded mandates that force municipalities to have to be reduced to making a choice between education and safety.

Beyond that, I have met George numerous times over the years at community events—he is a highly visible and caring politician of integrity who is a truly engaged member of our community, and who justifies my faith in the political process.

Please vote for George Latimer!

Mary Jo Jacobs
New Rochelle 

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Corin Rayner November 06, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I have seen Latimers personal attacks on Cohen, which illustrate he is not a man of integrity Mary Jo. Bob Cohen is what Westchester needs.
Billy November 06, 2012 at 02:43 PM
George Latimer is part of the problem and won't be part of the solution to any of our problems. Has he done anything for New Rochelle? Even Gov. Cuomo and the New Rochelle Democratic Machine aren't activily campaigning for Latimer and you should stop & think why? Vote Bob Cohen!
Stuy Guy November 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM
The people have spoken...I'm fact, they've shouted. George Latimer, our new Senator. And...he won the South End of NewRo as well as the overall city. New ROCHELLE voters were not fooled by Bob Cohen one bit.

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