With May 3 quickly approaching, it is important for students to know about the New Paltz Village Board elections. Many students don’t realize their power in our community. There are close to 3,000 students that live on the campus alone, without including those who live off-campus in the village as well. Students make up the majority of the New Paltz village, which gives us the power to elect the candidates WE see fit and WE want to have in office. With this said, it is important that we elect someone that has been and will communicate with students and put the ideas we believe in into action. For this reason as an individual student, not on behalf of the student body, I strongly support Jason West as New Paltz village mayor. With a previous term as the mayor of New Paltz, Jason has the experience, knowledge and motivation to serve as a successful mayor. He will fight for environmental initiatives, affordable housing for all and the revival of transparency within local government. I urge you on May 3 to get to the New Paltz Fire Station from noon to 9 p.m. and place your vote for Jason West!
Eve Stern, Executive Vice President
SUNY New Paltz Student Association