Press release: Madison Democrats: Stress the importance of local elections

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Jun 6, 2019. Democrats Mayor Robert Conley of Brittin Street, Councilwoman Maureen Byrne of Albright Circle and Planning Board member Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road are looking to share their vision for the future with Madison voters. In a joint statement, the Democratic candidates said: “We want to remind Madison voters that although 2019 is considered an ‘off year’ at the national level, we still have elections this year at the state Assembly, county and at the local level. Although voters don’t always think about it, local level government is important to all of us. The services we receive from our municipal government — police and fire protection, electric, water, and health services, leaf, trash, and recyclable collections, snow removal, our library, parks and fields — touch our lives daily.

“Together, we will work to ensure that Madison residents continue to receive the services they have come to expect and in a fiscally responsible way. As a team, we share a vision that focuses on what matters to Madison residents both now and for the future. Easing the traffic and parking crunch, supporting sensible development that maintains the town’s character, ensuring that living in Madison remains affordable for all its residents, and making Madison a leader in environmental stewardship.

“These common goals require the ability to listen and gain the trust of the community, the people skills to debate and build consensus, a vision for the future while also balancing immediate needs and the heads down, hard work mindset that represents the values that Madison is built upon,” the Democrats stated.


Read the full article on the Madison Eagle: Madison Democrats: Local elections are still important