I ran for the position of Seneca County commissioner for one purpose: to make a real difference in the lives of the people who reside and work in Seneca County. I have watched Seneca County officials evade difficult decisions, ignore "hot" topics and talk about ways to promote our county, but have taken no real positive action to move us forward. I feel compelled to ask you, Do you believe there is sufficient opportunity to obtain a job that pays a good, living wage and creates an environment of stability and long-term growth? Do you believe local government has everything in its power to promote economic growth in our community? My answer to these questions is a resounding "no." I do not believe we can shrink ourselves into prosperity.