To the voters of Niagara County, I want to thank you for welcoming me into your homes and communities this year as I’ve campaigned across the county for County Clerk.
Like most of you, I am a taxpayer and consumer of county services first. I’ve never held elected or appointed office. In short, I’m not a politician. I’m a wife, mother, and independent business woman who wants the best for my community.
One of the most frequent complaints I hear from our working men and women is the lack of access to county services both at the clerk’s office and our three DMV offices. Our working families are paying among the highest property taxes in the state and still have difficulty accessing the very office they pay for. That’s just not right.
I will work to provide expanded hours, especially at our local DMVs. We are quite literally leaving money on the table because Albany keeps our local share of your DMV fee when you register your vehicles online instead of at your local DMV. My plan to “Keep it Green” will increase revenue and help maintain services right here at home. And I promise to get those lines moving by setting up a reservation system so you can get in and out and on with your busy day.
My husband Walter Moxham is a Niagara County attorney whose practice in based in the City of Lockport. For years now, I have been intimately involved in helping manage the day to day activities in the office and, as such, I am the only candidate in this race who understands how vital it is to improving the functions of the clerk’s office for the benefit of legal professionals of Western New York. A more efficient clerk’s office will lead directly to an increase in revenue for the county.
As you can see, my campaign has been about issues to help improve the lives of people in Niagara County. I’ve kept this race focused on the issues.
The County Republicans want to drag this race down in to the gutter, but the truth is I don’t care to roll around in the mud with these people. As the saying goes, if you roll around with pigs, you both get dirty and the pig loves it.
I am a fighter by nature and I will always stand up for what I believe in. As a result of successfully challenging my property assessment in court, and standing up for my rights as a taxpayer, my opponent – who happens to be my current town supervisor- is attempting to claim I don’t pay my taxes. Well let me tell you this-he’s got a lot of nerve. Even worse, I just found out he is currently being sued for failing to pay for repairs made to his home earlier this year. It takes a special kind of career politician and lack of character to be so brazen.
The fact of the matter is I’m not interested in a public pension and I’ve already pledged to refuse county healthcare benefits. I’m interested in getting us back to the issues. Back to improving the taxpayers experience at the DMV, and access to better technology to help speed up legal transactions and the issuance of permits.
I am the only candidate with the skills necessary to succeed. And the right skill set should matter more to voters than the right connections. My personal and professional resume of over 35-years of business and legal office experience is just what we need to get the Niagara County Clerk’s Office moving again-right into the 21st Century.
I am asking for and would be honored to have your vote on Tuesday.