I’m running to represent the 23rd Legislative District in the Monroe County Legislature, because of two reasons:
We’ve had a lack of active representation for our district
Our county government can, and must do better
I believe our county government can build better relationships with partners in government, so we don’t continue to have an underfunded, and understaffed CPS, that leads to an awful tragedy like the one our community witnessed, or because of a lack of planning, create a waiting list for those seeking early intervention services. Why is spending up in other areas of the county government, when we have crises like these that need more support?
Can’t we be more creative with how we support small, MWBE/LGBTQ+ owned businesses? And not turn successes like I-Square into a political football? We need to be more transparent with decisions made by Imagine Monroe (COMIDA), and track results- so our residents know how the county is investing, and what that return is.
We can continue to support the response to the opioid crisis, and improve access to beds for inpatient treatment, support what the Sheriff is doing in the jail, with addiction units, and look at other options- like safe injection sites.
Our county needs to act- not react. And that’s why I’m running, to bring Accountability, a focus on Community, and a dedication to Transparency to the county government.
Join me, on February 26th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at Dragonfly Tavern (725 Park Ave), as I kick off a campaign to represent our district in the county government. The event will be ASL interpreted, and if you live in the 23rd legislative district, you’ll be able to add your signature to a petition to get me on the ballot.
You can learn more about me, my campaign, donate, and contact me, on my website- www.ScottyGinett.com.