Letter: Byrne has integrity, compassion

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I wanted to offer my preference for David Byrne who is running for the State Legislature. I had the opportunity to meet him when he volunteered for some service learning projects that I used to conduct internationally. He did this before going to West Point. I found him to be an extremely conscientious young man with a great deal of personal integrity and character. He also exhibited tremendous compassion.

In the years since, I have found him to be someone who is always thinking about how improve the wider community and an individual who is concerned about making a difference. I don’t often meet people these days who have these characteristics.

I believe we would be extremely lucky to have David Byrne representing our region in the State Legislature. I have no doubt whatsoever that he will be transparent and in touch with our concerns and needs locally and that he will conduct himself with integrity and honesty. I only wish we had more candidates like him – especially on the national level. David Byrne certainly has my vote.

Kathy Winings, EdD
Red Hook

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