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To the editor:
Sometimes it’s easy to feel like government officials are talking at us, not with us. That’s not the case with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.
Sandy is beloved in our community – she is caring and genuine and smart and reasonable and completely dedicated to the people in her district.
At least once a year, Sandy sends out a constituent newsletter asking for the opinions of the people of the 95th Assembly District.
Sandy is genuinely interested in what her constituents have to say. Sandy has asked for opinions on multiple topics, ranging from same-sex marriage to medical marijuana to voter registration and the most effective dates to hold state primary elections.
These surveys have allowed constituents to have their voices heard, by voting on the survey and sharing their opinions on the topics and other ideas they have on their mind. The responses have helped Sandy shape her opinion on legislation she has voted on in Albany and have reinforced her support of opposition on pieces of legislation
I appreciate that Sandy takes the time to hear our voices and not just vote the way that she is expected to.
The surveys have also allowed Sandy to see which topics her constituents may not know as much about. Sandy has used this as a learning opportunity by helping her constituents learn more about these important topics.
Whether through town hall meetings, issue forums or through her cable television shows, I appreciate that Sandy takes these opportunities to help her constituents learn about these important issues and in doing so – she involves us in the betterment of our communities.
Please join me in voting for Sandy for re-election in the 95th Assembly District.