Christopher Charvella says he's running for 8th district of County Legislature
We just received this as a press release:
My name is Christopher Charvella and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Genesee County Legislature in the 8th District. I grew up in Genesee County and after serving our country for six years in the United States Air Force I decided to bring my wife back to Batavia so we could begin our life together in the place I love so much. We recently had our first child, a girl, and it is my goal to make Genesee
County a place where she can grow and flourish.
Sadly, our area is in decline. We are facing a multitude of problems: empty storefronts on Main Street, an unemployment rate at nearly 9% and climbing, and a local government that seems incapable of coming up with real solutions. We have watched businesses close their doors or leave town. We have seen County bids and purchases go to companies that aren’t even based in New York State and our stagnant Legislature has been a part of the problem instead of being a part of the solution. It is time for us to change the way we do business at a local level.
I pledge to bring balance, oversight and transparency to our local government. When elected I will immediately offer legislation that will open the County bid process to all qualified local contractors and distributors, set up a County website that tracks exactly where your tax dollars go and make County Legislature and Committee meetings accessible to working people. Together we can bring an end to the ‘rubber stamp’ legislative environment that has plagued us for so long.
I’m looking forward to meeting you in person as I walk the District over the next few months. Feel free to stop me on the street and let me know how I can make Genesee County a better place for you and your family. I am committed to working hard for the 8th District and all of Genesee County and I am looking forward to earning your vote and working for you over the next two years.
Christopher M. Charvella