To the Valley News:
Mike McGinn for town council I feel would be a step backward for Elizabethtown. During the past few years having attended or watched most of our town board meetings, I have observed Mike McGinn to be nothing more than a yes man for the former supervisor, Noel Merrihew. Mike brought very little to the table and seldom spoke independently about issues. However, I do remember at one board meeting how he spoke out about a music festival that was held at the Otis Mountain Ski area for the benefit of the Elizabethtown Fire Dept. and the council of the arts. He complained that the noise from the festival site, which was about a half a mile from his home, kept him awake.
He evidently had little tolerance for an event that ended before midnight and for the hard work done by members of the fire department.
Who can forget how Mike McGinn, as a union representative, alienated many in this area just a short time ago. This is certainly not the individual I want as a member of the town board.
Malcolm Martin, Elizabethtown