Letter to the Editor : Mackie’s Endorsement of Bassett

Dear Editor,

When I moved to Rhinebeck twenty-three years ago, Gary Bassett was my first friend and neighbor. That is not why I’m voting for him as Mayor of Rhinebeck on March 21st. When my basement flooded he spent the night helping me pump it out. That’s not why I’m voting for him for Mayor. When I screwed up and dropped a tree where it wasn’t supposed to be— Gary was there to help me. That’s not why I’m voting for him for Mayor.

I proudly cheer Gary on as he marches with the other brave volunteer firefighters in the Memorial Day parade every May. I was thrilled when my friend stepped up to serve on the Rhinebeck Village board when needed. Neither of those is the reason I will be voting for Gary for Mayor. I will be voting for Gary Bassett for ALL of these reasons, as well as his years of managerial experience, and his ability to listen and work with and for the community.

I can think of no other person who is better qualified to serve as Mayor of the Village of Rhinebeck. On March 21st I will vote for Gary Bassett with pride. I urge you to do the same.

Sincerely,

Howard Mackie