To the Editor,
I am a political person who generally keeps her opinions to herself. However, I don’t think I betray that persuasion in the least by endorsing Andrew Marietta for county rep – he is someone we can all stand behind with pride.
When I moved to Cooperstown nearly eight years ago, I began reaching out to anybody who was willing to listen, hoping to make connections and build a life here. All roads led to Andy – he was seemingly involved in every aspect of public life.
Andy introduced me to the right people and I owe much of my success (if I can be so bold as to call it that) to his generosity. Along my career path, Andy never wavered in his support, acting as an adviser and helping me get the exceptional training I needed to serve our community well.
And that’s really Andy’s objective: He works hard every day to help make our community better and stronger. It’s a simple mission and one to which he is wholly devoted.
That said, Andy is not someone filled with flowery inspiration or spouting pretty talk. He is a man of precise action, strategy, and ethics. Andy does his research and makes decisions based on practicality and the good of all people – the embodiment of a common-sense approach with heart.
Andy cannot be influenced by greed or power. It’s not in his DNA. He will always take the high road, even at his own expense. He does not shy from a challenge, but he also chooses his battles carefully and errs on the side of a collaborative, peaceful approach. Andy does what he says every day, applying his extensive knowledge and skills to make Otsego County a place where home and business thrive.
I am grateful to call Andrew Marietta a friend and colleague – his is a special mixture of wisdom, humor, expertise and dedication. I encourage everyone to take a hard look at his credentials. Whether you vote with your head or your heart (or both), you’ll know you made the right choice if you elect Andy.
Director of Education
Fenimore Art Museum
& The Farmers’ Museum