Kotary good for Bethlehem’s future

Letter to the editor

Editor, The Spotlight:

As a young person, a student, and someone who cares about the future of our Town, I am writing to proudly and enthusiastically voice my support for Kyle Kotary in the upcoming Democratic Primary for Town Supervisor.

I am deeply concerned about the environment and our ability to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Kyle has spent his six years on the Town Board protecting and expanding open space in our Town and working to place solar panels on our Town buildings. As part of a new and younger generation of progressive leaders, Kyle understands how important it is to protect our environment. Kyle is committed to continuing this type of work as Town Supervisor so as to ensure that Bethlehem continues to be a beautiful and environmentally sustainable place to live.

In addition to Kyle’s environmental leadership, he has shown a real commitment to our younger generation. While working in Bill Clinton’s administration, he won an award from the US Department of Health and Human Services, “for his extraordinary dedication, commitment and contributions in strengthening the well-being of America’s Children.” That is the kind of person I am looking for in a Town Supervisor – someone who understands the importance of our community’s younger generation.

Finally, as a college student beginning to think about graduate school, I feel that the Town Supervisor should have an educational background that will help him when making challenging decisions involved with the job. Kyle received his B.A. in Government and Economics from Hamilton College. He went on to receive his Master’s in Public Administration, with a concentration in State and Local Finance, from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.

Because of his commitment to the environment, his dedication to our community’s younger generation, and his strong and relevant education, I am excited to vote for Kyle Kotary – part of a new generation of progressive leadership – in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, September 13.

Mike Rice


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