Alan Bedenko covers local media and politicians. I would imagine the man has met him at some point in their lives. They are also Democrats and such they run in the same circles. Finally, my point about Mazur was that he represents about 90 of the 111 election districts in Cheektowaga and no one ever sees him. Ranzenhofer covers 11 or so and you see him as much as you do Mazur. That's where the two are connected.
Do you want Ranzenhofer to do door to door on the tarmac at the airport? I know people in Cheektowaga who live in his district. When they have a problem, they call him and the issue is generally taken care of. I live, as well as about 85% of Cheektowagans, in Mazur's district and he does a very poor job representing us.
If Alan is promising to be a proactive Democrat I simply cannot trust his word. Look at what the Democrats promised in 2005. They get their 12 - 3 majority and nothing gets done. They continue their patronage and under the table stuff. The only Dems who actually backed up their promises were Locklear and Konst. And look at what they received in return. Konst is getting no support from the Democrats and Locklear didnt get the endorsement. If Bedenko gets in, it will be for one term and then Lenihan and his crooks will primary him.
At least Ranzenhofer votes against some of the bone-headed ideas of the County Democrats. Need I bring up the apprenticeship program?
Will you actively cut programs which the community just doesn't need to support?
Will you do everything you can do to cut patronage and wasteful spending the community can't afford?
Will you work on stopping unfunded mandates from Albany so the local community doesn't have to bear the cost?
Will you also stop, if any, welfare programs that the community pays for? There's no reason why people who are able bodied can't move to another state where employement may be better. People are leaving the area to do that now so there is NO REASON to give people a reason to stay if they don't want to be productive. I'm not refering to the very elderly, completely disabled or blind.
Will you lead by example and start an across the board salary/benefit cut for all county employees. We will use this example for all other city, town and state employees once implemented.