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LIZABETH SHANNON

Lizabeth Shannon

COUNTY BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 14

COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE: City of Oneonta, Ward 7

EDUCATION: B.S., Textile Design, Philadelphia University; AAS Professional Crafts – Handweaving, Haywood Community College, Clyde, N.C.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 13 years’ experience as Design Director, designer or stylist for U.S. textile industry – 11 years in textile mills; Designer/owner of reZILience handwoven fine craft products

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Alderman, City of Oneonta Common Council; co-founder of Fabulous First Fridays

PHILOSOPHY OF GOVERNMENT: The government should be the voice of the people.

MAJOR ISSUES FACING OTSEGO COUNTY: Need for creating appropriate jobs and housing, so people can afford to live and work in the county; need to consider new educational opportunities and job training; need to balance economic development with conserving natural resources; need to continue to address the opioid crisis; need for county-wide broadband; need for county government to be more transparent, inclusive and efficient

 MY QUALITIES: I was born in Oneonta and graduated from OHS. My experience as a legislator on the Common Council makes me the most qualified candidate in my district. I’ll be able to hit the ground running on Jan. 1.

 STATEMENT: People are concerned about government leadership. I will help my constituents become involved citizens who work proactively to improve our county.

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