To the editor:

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Early voting began Saturday, Oct. 26.

In Malone, we have a number of qualified individuals running for village and town offices. With this in mind, I strongly urge the voters in the village of Malone to cast their ballots for Norm Bonner for mayor.

Norm and his family have lived in Malone for 37 years. He and his wife have raised their family here; they have a business here; and he has a sincere desire to make this community a better place.

Norm brings a number of personal qualities and some valuable experience to the table. He has served as a parish council member for St. André Bessette Parish. Following his retirement from UPS, he and his wife have been active with the Chamber of Commerce. He served on the village Planning Board for six years. It was this service that led him to run for a Malone Village Board position, a position he has held for the past three years. His willingness to serve his community is commendable.

Norm’s willingness to listen to the concerns of residents and to work toward the betterment of this community have been clearly evident at meetings. He goes about and beyond to meet and contact his constituents. My husband and I, along with several neighbors, were concerned about some derelict properties on our street. Norm, along with the Village Board, listened to our concerns. He followed through, checking to what could be done. Through his efforts and the efforts of the code officer, here has been a marked improvement in the unsightliness of these properties.

As village finances are stretched thin, it is important that our elected officials look for ways to the most “bang for the buck” with our tax dollars. Norm has done just that while serving our village. When it was discovered that large amount so propane were being used at the waste treatment plant, Norm worked with the engineers to reduce this amount. Thus a significant cost savings was realize. Fiscal responsibility is extremely important and I have absolute confidence that Norm, as mayor, will be focused on this.

Hardworking and concerned –– most definitely. Integrity –– there’s no doubt about this. These are character traits that Norm Bonner possesses. These are character traits that I want in an elected official, and I hope that the residents of the village of Malone do, too.

Please vote for Norm Bonner for mayor.

Wendy M. Cappiello

Malone

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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