Recently, I took the opportunity to meet Aaron Woolf at an event held in Sackets Harbor for that purpose. Like many people, I had heard that he was a filmmaker and I wondered what made him get into politics and why he thought he’d be any good at it.
I was impressed with this candidate. He was very down to earth. It was obvious that he understands the validity of the concerns of everyday working people, both on the Fort and outside, and that this is his motivation for running for office.
His “agenda” is to set his agenda by what his constituents tell him is important to their lives. Think about that: actual representation of the people involved, not a blind party line.
Before I even asked about the filmmaker aspect, it became apparent to me that he has skills that would serve him well in either pursuit. He knows how to investigate thoroughly before reaching conclusions. He has the integrity to tell the truth about those conclusions whether or not it is popular. And he has experience in being opposed by powerful groups because of some of those documentaries — but he didn’t let it stop him.
I also was favorably impressed that no time was wasted at this event bashing other candidates. That tells me he intends to run on his strengths and what needs to get done, not by emphasizing someone else’s weaknesses. What a nice change after that GOP primary.
I hope that you will take the time to learn about Aaron Woolf and that you also will support his campaign for Congress. I believe that if elected, he will support us. Also, governance of our country starts with your vote. If you are not registered to vote or if your friends and family are not yet registered to vote, please take care of that. Let your voice be heard.