Whether it’s continued growth on the economic development front, or expanding on broadband access – the news for the Yates County Legislature has been overwhelmingly positive. Newly-selected Yates County Legislature Chairman Doug Paddock is in-studio talking about the future of the county he leads, the biggest challenges they face in 2018, and what taxpayers can expect with new leadership.
It’s already become a competitive battle for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
Linda Andrei, M.D., is seeking to unseat Congressman Tom Reed. However, she has a primary to win first in June. She joins Josh Durso to talk about the ups- and downs- of campaigning, as well as her top issues as she looks forward in New York’s 23rd District.
Leslie Danks Burke has dedicated herself to leading the way for transparent government.
When she founded Trailblazers PAC her mission was to deliver a message of transparency in local government. While her organization does not focus on state-level officials – they work to educate, and champion political candidates who are seeking local office.
Now, an event coming up on Tuesday, April 17th will put it all to music. ‘Front Porch Politics, a Dinner Theater by Rachel Lampert’ will take place at Club 86 in Geneva. The event will run from 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. and funds raised will go to candidates running transparent campaigns for public office.
They are two words frequently debate, and discussed within the realm of politics, but one group says they’re working harder than any other in the region to restore faith in elections through civic engagement. The Trailblazers PAC, founded by Leslie Danks-Burke is designed to educate citizens and candidates, and get more folks politically engaged. PAC endorsed candidates are described as a new brand of civically-engaged officeholders at the local level, who give government back to the people who pay for it.
Danks-Burke was in-studio on Episode #103 of the Inside the FLX Podcast talking about issues of transparency and government function on Monday.