Rachel Weil outlines campaign for Seneca County Board

Rachel Weil is running to represent the town of Seneca Falls on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. Her name will appear on the November 7 ballot as a candidate of the Democratic Party and of the independent Open Government party.

“I am planning to run an issues-oriented campaign focusing on the challenges facing Seneca Falls.” said Weil, “There are too many empty downtown storefronts, and a lack of economic opportunity. The high rate of attrition among county workers and the unpleasant odors created by the Seneca Meadows Landfill and its potentially negative environmental and economic consequences are all community concerns that I will address.”

“My priorities are investing in a stable, well-trained and competitively paid county workforce in order to provide a high level of service to county residents; promoting small business and attracting good jobs; protecting the environment; and taking a creative, compassionate approach to fighting poverty and the opioid epidemic” said Weil.

Transparent and Accountable Government is the central theme of Weil’s campaign. “Tax revenues should be used for the benefit of county residents, not special interests,” she explains, “and taxpayers deserve to know how their tax money is spent.” To insure her own independence from special interests, Weil plans to finance her campaign through small donations and accept no contributions from businesses.

Born and raised in New York City, Weil has lived in Seneca Falls since 2005. She is currently a professor of history at Cornell University, where she has also held several administrative positions, most recently as Director of Graduate Studies in the History Department. She has been politically active as an organizer of Indivisible Seneca Falls and of the peaceful “Stand Together Against Hate” vigil held in August. She is married to Becky Bly, a Seneca Falls business owner.

Further information about Rachel Weil can be found at https://www.rachelweil4senecacounty.com/ Her campaign can be contacted at [email protected] or (315) 604-8280

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