Watch: Are Mayoral Candidates Prepared For The Job?

See Ed Sinclair and Bill Laforet answer questions from this week's 'Meet the Candidates' night

Wednesday night, the library board hosted the second half of its second annual ‘Meet the Candidates’ Night. Both candidates running for mayor introduced themselves and answered the following question:

This election is for a four-year term as mayor. You’re both relatively new to municipal politics. How have you prepared yourself to lead such a large, diverse community?

Highlights of what they said:

Ed Sinclair

  • Dealt with budgets for many years
  • Looks at different avenues, spoke with Orange & Rockland about bringing in ratables
  • Feels it's a natural progression from DPW to mayor, continue to serve community

Bill Laforet

  • Prepared by owning business in town, Mahwah Sunoco; dealt with boards, panels and charities throughout business’s history
  • Says work done over the past 11 months as mayor proves he is prepared; cites 1.75% tax rate increase this year and AAA bond rating
  • Need to work on “new ways” to do things, like single-stream recycling
  • Prepared because doing the job today

See other videos from the Meet the Candidates night:

  • Introductions
  • Difficult Choices in 2013


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Mona Lot October 21, 2012 at 10:12 AM
According to one of the three stooges,if you have to many frequent flyer miles you can get a free ticket but you can't be the pilot,well along those lines just because you were in the navy doesn't mean you deserve to be captain of the ship,take a few steps back Moe and remember how you got where you are today,hope you don't go down with the ship.


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