Friday, September 09, 2005
Ron Vanselow Endorsed
Greater Glens Falls Democracy For America
For Immediate Release
Glens Falls, N.Y. September 7, 2005 -- On Wednesday evening, September 7, Democracy For The Greater Glens Falls Area, a part of the Democracy for America grassroots political movement founded by former Vermont Governor and Presidential candidate Howard Dean, endorsed Ron Vanselow for a seat on the Johnsburg Town Board. Part of Democracy for America's mission is to promote progressive political ideas and progressive-minded political talent throughout the region. The vote was unanimous.
According to GGFDFA coordinator Larry Dudley, Vanselow is exactly the kind of progressive candidate DFA is looking for.
"This is a critical time for the Town," said Vanselow Wednesday night, "with the development of hundreds of new housing units at Gore Mountain and the new wind power project, the nature of life in the town could really change dramatically in the next few years." A concern about runaway development, along with its effect on traffic congestion, taxes, local schools, property values, sprawl, water resources and other quality of life concerns, is a central part of Vanselow's campaign. He is presently a member of the Johnsburg Planning Board and feels it is essential to bring that experience to the Town Board. He is also strongly committed to proper fiscal management of the town's resources and budget. Says Vanselow, "One of the great things about Johnsburg is that people come together to help each other and to get things done. I've been lucky. I've been able to serve in a variety of ways over the last twenty years. Working on the rescue squad, environmental issues -- planning and zoning. You learn a lot. I'd be honored to use that experience in a different way now as a member of the town board."
Vanselow is a graduate of SUNY and the George Washington University. He is a long term resident of the Town of Johnsburg and a community activist and volunteer. He has served as Chairman of the Town of Johnsburg Environmental Advisory Committee. He was the town's Recycling Director, a member of the Warren County, NY Recycling Advisory Committee and the Town of Johnsburg Landfill Advisory Committee. He has also spent a total of ten years on the Johnsburg Planning Board. He was a volunteer EMT/Paramedic with the Johnsburg Emergency Squad, as well as Training Officer, Squad V.P/President, CPR Instructor, Paramedic Preceptor, NYS Certified EMS Lab Instructor. While a volunteer with the Emergency Squad he was also a Board of Director's member and Chairman of Adirondack Regional Emergency Services.
As part of the group's endorsement, Vanselow's name will be submitted for inclusion in Democracy For America's DFA-List, formerly the Dean-List, a national listing of progressive candidates at every political level, endorsed by the national Democracy For America organization.