To the Editor:
I’m Richard Risley, candidate for Town of Webb Supervisor in the Repub-lican Primary.
First, I have to say thank you to all the great folks who have offered support and words of encouragement since I first announced my candidacy on March 25th.
I have looked forward, without hesitation, to this campaign and discussing the issues that are important to the people of Webb.
What must be understood is my passion for my job as councilman and for the job of Supervisor. I love this town and all that it has to offer.
I was not asked to run for Supervisor. This is something I have been working towards since before I was first elected to the Town Council. I have had numerous conversations with many supporters on this very topic going back over 12 years. I never had the chance to ask my family if they would support this endeavor. When Supervisor Moore announced he would not be seeking re-election, my wife said, “Have you contacted the papers yet?”
As we look to the future, I believe that we, as elected officials, must strive to better serve our communities, and in doing so, make changes when and where appropriate. We must work together to put the people ahead of all else.
I have served as your Town Councilman for eight years, and another six on the Zoning Board of Appeals, two as its Chairman. During that time, I have gained a better understanding of not only our zoning issues, but tourism promotion, union contract negotiations, the bidding process for purchases and the operations at McCauley Mountain.
Combined with my 23 years in business and my decades of serving the community as an EMT and volunteer fireman, I am in the unique position to best serve the residents of the town of Webb.
I pledge to be open-minded, honest, and accessible. We will build upon our foundation and move Webb forward.
I’d sincerely appreciate your support in the Republican Primary on September 13th.
Candidate for Town Supervisor