Letter to the Editor: Levenberg Has All the Qualities to Continue Serving as Ossining Supervisor

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Dana Levenberg is a rock-solid choice for Ossining town supervisor. A cursory glance at her long list of accomplishments over the last five years will make her effectiveness evident. Instead of going into those details, I’d like to provide a framework for what I think makes a great town supervisor. 

There are three questions that I ask myself when deciding whether to endorse someone for supervisor: Do they have a compelling reason for wanting the role? Do they have a compelling vision for the town? Are they able to work well with others? 

To the first question, Dana’s main reason for wanting to be re-elected is to close the gap between where the town is and where it could be. She wants Ossining to be the best place it can be to live, work and play. This makes her effective at complicated projects like raising the town’s credit rating.  

That leads to the second question regarding vision. She wants to make Ossining greener and more welcoming for everyone. With the town recovering from a pandemic that has ravaged the economy and health of our community, Dana’s thoughtful approach to recovering in a way that doesn’t leave anyone behind is inspiring. 

Can she work well with others? Absolutely. What I appreciate most about Dana is her way of engaging community members that think differently than she does on important issues. She takes the time to understand why people believe what they do instead of trying to convince them they’re wrong. 

I’ve been honored to call Dana my friend for years. I’d be even more honored to call her my town supervisor for another term. In-person early voting for the primary begins this Saturday, June 12 and runs through June 20. The primary will be held on Tuesday, June 22.

Omar Lopez,
Ossining Village Trustee

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