As a former New Castle Town Board member and current Millwood fire commissioner, I worked with Pete Harckham when he was a county legislator and state senator. I have known Pete for a long time and found him to be a tireless worker who truly cares about his constituents.
He has been a great senator since being elected to the legislature in 2018, passing important legislation in support of taxpayers, the environment and people with substance abuse disorder. Pete also fought for an increase in school aid by $1 billion, championed an investment of $500 million for clean water needs, plus extra funding for veterans’ programs, local law enforcement agencies and first responders.
In New Castle he was able to secure funds to help redo a local ballfield and playground and has secured more than $27 million in grants and funding in direct support for the district, providing crucial support for infrastructure, first responders, parks, libraries and health care clinics. He stood up for taxpayers by voting against a sales tax increase and supported a permanent property tax cap that will save taxpayers nearly $200 billion over the next decade.
Pete also worked to pass the Child Victims Act so victims of abuse can finally have access to justice in the courts. Pete helped to pass the toughest climate protection legislation in the nation to help combat climate change.
For these reasons and many others, Pete Harckham deserves to be re-elected as our state senator. He has worked hard to deserves your vote.