To the Adirondack Journal:
I am writing in support of Ralph W. Bentley, candidate for re-election as Supervisor for the Town of Horicon on the Independence Line.
Before my retirement in 2010, I served as Horicon Town Clerk for 22 years.
In that role, I worked many years with Mr. Bentley, first when he served on the Town Board then while he was Supervisor.
I know him to be highly competent and totally dedicated to Horicon.
Politicians are notoriously known for their empty promises with no real solutions, but Ralph Bentley quietly works behind the scenes getting things accomplished.
He has no hidden agendas and uses his experience to seek out solutions for the problems that face all small towns.
He has great ability as Chief Financial Officer and has consistently kept the town's budget and taxes as tight as possible.
Horicon has completed many impressive projects such as the town community center, highway building and Schroon River dam with good planning and fiscal accountability — all led by Mr. Bentley.
Supervisor Bentley has worked hard to secure grants for town planning, a general store, home improvements for seniors and low income residents, and to protect our natural resources.
While it is widely believed, the saying "talk is cheap" is never more applicable than during election years. You can be assured that Supervisor Bentley says what he means, and you always know where you stand with him. We are all aware that we are living in difficult times with fewer opportunities available, especially in rural areas.
Ralph Bentley will tell you that he does not have all the answers, but in my years working with him, I can tell you that he will try to find out who does and he will follow through with integrity.
A vote on the Independence Line for Ralph W. Bentley on Election Day will insure that Horicon will continue to benefit from his leadership.
Arlene Mayer, Brant Lake