To the Editor,
I would like to endorse Jackie Wilson for the position of Fifth District Representative for the City Council of Elmira, NY. Jackie and I have been lifelong residents of Chemung County, she on the Southside of the Chemung River, I on the northside. We have known each other for many years.
Although I continue to live in the Second District, I work at Janowski Gardens on Esty Street and I pass Jackie’s house every day during the summer.
I support Jackie Wilson, because I believe that she is a woman of outstanding character and drive. She cares about her community and neighborhood, its safety, services, and beauty. Jackie has been preparing for this position over many months, attending City Council meetings, Project Committee meetings, and municipal events. Jackie Wilson has been visiting her constituents, listening to their concerns and dreams for the future.
In these challenging political times, I recognize Jackie Wilson as a woman of her word. I look forward to watching her in action on the Elmira City Council for the Fifth District.
Allen C. Smith