So let’s create standards for a new kind of politics – a politics of conscience. One where tax breaks are given to working families who are fighting to thrive. Those working towards attaining the American Dream. We have those families here in Wappingers Falls. In early stages of my career in investments, I worked in Wappingers Falls and Fishkill. I have sat with many people who envision a politics of conscience. One that takes care of the vulnerable. We often forget as we age we become vulnerable. Our memories begin to fade, our bodies begin to ache and our resources begin to diminish.

Through my time working in my field, I have seen this play out time and time again. I can’t help but seeing myself in others. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to protect our seniors. Taxes is one of those ways. When the town board raised their wages by 18% when they are funded by taxpayers, they didn’t have our vulnerable citizens in mind. I believe they could do better and make better decisions.

I am running for the town board because I believe that I can lead this change for the better. Let’s avoid wasteful spending by indexing the town board wage increases to social security COLA. This connection is vital to ensure public officials advocate for you. It takes courage to stand up for the vulnerable. I am ready to be that leader. My heart is aligned with those who I know are often over looked. I ask for your support so that I can protect you and your families.

Show your support through contributing money or time so we can win this campaign. Let’s make the Town of Wappinger the leader in protecting our resident’s tax money.

Thank you, God Bless you, and God Bless the United States of America.

Janelle Marina