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By Jeff Berkman
The New York state Assembly and the people of Sullivan
and Orange counties must endure the loss of Jacob E. Gunther III.
We are compelled to choose his replacement. Our next Assembly member
must work with others to make New York state more responsive by
creating a better way to fund our public schools and assist local
governments in community renewal and job creation.
I have been friends with Aileen Gunther for about
30 years. When Jake was elected to the Assembly, I served as his
legislative director for several years in Albany and in the district.
I know Aileen Gunther to be a capable, energetic
and intelligent woman. It is a safe bet that she will use her talents
to strengthen our public schools and our SUNY system of higher education.
She will use her experience to take a new look at public health
problems. She will listen to and work with those committed to community
development and renewal and governmental reform.
Aileen Gunther will focus her determination and
energy on service to the people of Sullivan and Orange counties.