Savage steps down, joins Cuomo

"I think, broadly, the greatest accomplishment was changing the economic development climate in Schenectady County," said Savage. "Job creation and rebuilding this community has always been my goal."

She said she is also confident the legislature will continue making progress improving the county.

"We had a big to-do list and most of the things on that to-do list have been checked off," said Savage. "There is always more to be done. I certainly would have liked to have accomplished even more, but I am certainly satisfied with what we accomplished in the seven years."

County Legislator Minority Leader Robert Farley, R-Glenville, wished Savage well in her new endeavor.

"She has said that she wanted to take on this new opportunity, and I presume that she viewed it as fulfilling," said Farley. "She has been on the County Legislature for quite some time, and I think I am the only one that has been there longer than her. I assume that she views this is best way she can contribute."

If the State Legislature approves Cuomo's proposed tax cap, Savage said, she would be working with local government officials to help implement the initiative.

"At this point I am very much looking forward to working with Gov. Cuomo to help him achieve his goals for the State of New York. That will be my focus for the foreseeable future. I am honored that he asked me to be a part of his administration."

She wouldn't completely throw out ever running for office again, but for the near future, it appears off the table. She did thank her constituents for electing her to office.

"I am truly grateful to the people of Niskayuna, Scotia and Glenville and Schenectady County for giving me the opportunity to serve my community." said Savage. "I know that everyone who is in public office makes statements like that, but it is truly heartfelt. I told them if they gave the opportunity, I would work very hard to bring changes to this community."

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