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DC Legislative District 18

  • Jerry Landisi (Rep) Retired

  • Nick Page (Dem)

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1. What can the County do to create employment opportunities for County Residents?

2. What can the County do to promote growth in the agriculture sector?

3. Now that the County has taken over the City of Poughkeepsie Bus system, what can be done to address the concerns of the residents for whom access has been reduced?

4. Dutchess County is struggling to find ways of coping with the growing opioid epidemic: how can we improve the effectiveness of current practice? Or, are there any alternative strategies that you feel would be worth considering?

5. How best can the County address the problem that inmate populations exceed the ability of the jail system to adequately house and support them?

6. Cities and towns in Dutchess County have seen a decline in the tax base, while infrastructure ages, and needs repair or replacing. How can the County address this?

7. What needs to be done to improve quality of and access to Mental Health resources for Dutchess County residents?

8. In 2015, 1 in 10 Dutchess County residents was receiving services from DCFS. What can the County do in order to improve upon what Family Services provides for those who rely on these services?

9. Should the County encourage development of alternative energy sources, and if so, what might be the most effective strategies?

Campaign Phone (845) 222-2999
Party Enrollment/Designations Independence
Age 70
Experience Management 23yrs Electronic IIndustry Previous Bussiness owner City Councilman County Legislator
Education High School
Military History Honorable Discharge USN
Focus on creating job opportunities by investing money to increase the economic development in the Hudson Valley. In addition we must concentrate on keeping taxes low in order to draw business into our county.
Continue to invest money into agriculture. Our County budget contained $1.7 million of which a portion will be invested in agriculture. To insure programs are being implemented an Agricultural Advisory was formed about 2 years ago.
Work closely with residents to insure proper routes are available.
Support the Stabilization Center, continue training, insure drug task force is in place.
Continue investment in mental health, alternatives to incarceration.
invest in County infrastructure, economic development,
More programs focusing on mental health, focus more on working with inmates .
Work with the State because they dictate the service.
Yes, recently approved the purchase of electric vehicles, incentives to acquire solar panels, work towards reducing fossil fuel.
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