For Release March 21, 2011
Ballston Supervisor Patti Southworth will seek re-election
Patti Southworth, an Independence Party member, running for third term
Supervisor Patti Southworth will be running for re-election onNovember 8. Southworth is running for a third term in order to continue workingto secure the economic stability of the town. She is committed to continuing tostimulate economic growth and improving the quality of life for Ballston’sresidents while keeping the town highway tax and town tax free. Southworth hasworked to bring new businesses to town (including Sensa) and there are plans inthe pipeline to bring on additional businesses. Southworth is dedicated to seeingthrough to completion the work currently in progress regarding the FarmlandProtection Plan, which will allow active farming to remain in Ballston, preservinglocal businesses and the rural character of the town.During her years in office, Southworth has found new ways to streamline townbusiness, making it cheaper and more efficient for the town to continue doingwhat it’s done all along. This May, Town Hall will become a Meals-On-Wheelsdistribution site. This will bring food to homebound residents, and open up TownHall, allowing it to serve the function of a community meal center for Ballstonseniors. Under Southworth’s tenure, Town Hall has also become an inclementweather and emergency shelter for residents, providing a place to get warm andreceive water in times of need. All this has been done at no cost to the residents.Southworth has given you more – at no extra cost.Southworth has opened up the lines of communication between residents andtown officials. She was instrumental in the development of the new town website,a vehicle, which allows residents to be more connected and to have more inputinto town business. From her first day in office, Southworth has been devotedto making herself available to residents at all times, not just via her town emailand office phone, but by distributing her personal cell phone number – 518-441-6548 – so residents can reach her outside of business hours.
Town of Ballston441-6548