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Jen Metzger for State Senate

Aug 27, 2018

To the editor:
State Senate candidate Jen Metzger understands that the stakes could not be higher. If she's elected, Democrats might finally get a working majority that's able to move forward on a number of good and important bills that have been bottled up for years. Chief among them is the New York Health Act, which will provide all New Yorkers with access to health care without expensive insurance policies or costly deductions. A pipe dream? Not according to the Rand Corporation. It found that the bill would deliver increased patient care while saving consumers $80 billion over a ten-year period by reducing administrative costs.
Jen also understands that charting a sustainable energy future is a challenge we cannot afford to ignore. Few people have mastered the complexities of energy policy the way she has. When she talks, Albany listens. As Executive Director of Citizens for Local Power, and as a member of the Town Council in her hometown of Rosendale, she has already played an important role in reshaping the energy landscape. She's been a leader in the fight to oppose new fracked gas infrastructure, and a champion of locally produced renewable energy. Metzger deserves a good deal of the credit for getting her local utility (Central Hudson) to reduce rates for its electric customers.
For those of us who are sickened by the nastiness that characterizes politics these days, Jen is an effective antidote. She is a good listener and she understands that a senator must be able to work across the aisle in order to be effective.

Bruce Ferguson
Callicoon Center


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