Constituent Service is one of the overlooked duties of an elected official. The most important part of being a ‘public servant’ is to be available to your constituents. I strongly believe that as an elected official I have a responsibility to provide all residents within my district, regardless of political affiliation, efficient, timely and courteous responses to their inquiries. I will go one step further and say that, ‘it is your right’ to ask for and receive assistance regarding your concerns. The 129th District, which I was elected to serve, consists of the City of Syracuse, the Town of Geddes including the Village of Solvay, and the Town of Van Buren, including part of the Village of Baldwinsville. The total population of the District is 129,386, which is further broken down into 52,406 households. As you can see, the 129th is very diverse with urban, suburban and rural issues affecting its residents.
Most of the attention given to my job is focused on legislative duties, which require my presence in Albany from January through June. However, my district office is open daily, year-round, handling numerous constituent calls, and from July through December, I focus my time and attention as a hands-on legislator in the district, on engaging the many residents, businesses, organizations and institutions that make the 129th District vital to the overall success of our Central New York community.
The constituent calls we have received cover a multitude of issues from health, education, energy, women’s issues, business and economic development/jobs to workers compensation, veterans concerns, social security, senior issues, pensions and just about anything else that affects people’s everyday lives.
CONSTITUENT SERVICE – IT’S YOUR RIGHT!