Thursday, October 8, 2009

Walsh seeks re-election

Tom Walsh Sr. announced he is running for reelection to the Legislature representing District 3.

"I am very proud of the fact that we have kept taxes stable in recent years, and seen the county’s financial ratings be upgraded during tough economic times. We also protected services for seniors, veterans and youths," said Walsh.

As co-chairman of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee, Walsh has improved emergency communications, and helped oversee the state-ordered expansion of the county jail and worked to keep the project under budget.

The Legislature’s vice chairman was elected to the Legislature in 1997 following service as Brunswick supervisor. He has 28 years of service with the Army National Guard, where he retired as lieutenant colonel. Walsh also worked at the Watervliet Arsenal, where he retired as chief of manufacturing.

Walsh and his wife Diane are the parents of five children and grandparents of 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Walsh has the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines and is running in District 3 with incumbents Ken Herrington and Richard Salisbury. They are running against James Brearton, Nancy Herrington and William McGreevy.

- James V. Franco


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