A Conversation with Franklin County Dist. 7 Legislator Candidate Barb Rice

Barb Rice is a trustee in the Village of Saranac Lake, She owns Rice Furniture on Main Street in Saranac Lake, and has become comfortable in public service. She’s a lifelong resident of the community. We spoke with Trustee Rice at her store in Downtown Saranac Lake.

AUDIO – 103113 – Franklin County Legislature Candidate – Barb Rice Interview

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has been publishing several letters to the editor endorsing Rice for the Dist. 7 seat vacated by Legislator Tim Burpoe who chose not to run for another term.  The most recent letter is from Stephen Perepeluk who says he especially agrees with comments already shared by some of Barb’s other supporters in letters to the Enterprise. That is, if elected to serve Franklin County, Barb’s responsibilities as a member of both the village and county boards will provide additional focus across the various governing agencies that encompass the village, town and county.

Click here to view the entire letter from Perepeluk

The Enterprise has published additional letters from community members;

October 28th – From Gail Brill

October 28th – From Berton “Jack” Sweeney

October 24th – From Ellen Yousey

The District 7 seat on the Franklin County Legislature is being vacated by legislator Tim Burpoe who announced his retirement and endorsed Village Trustee Barb Rice…

He also wrote an editorial letter to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Here is an excerpt;

As you also know, there are three candidates for the District 7 seat, and I would like to again state that I am supporting Barbara Rice for Franklin County District 7 legislator. Barb is a great person for the seat, and I’m extremely pleased to know that a quality candidate, like her, has agreed to step up to run for this seat. When I announced that I was not running again, I had made sure that Barb agreed to run for the seat before I made my decision. I actively recruited her because of her enthusiasm for everything she does, her understanding of the complicated issues at the county level and her no-nonsense business background. As many of your readers have read in our newspaper, there are some complex financial issues that we are currently dealing with, and more difficult decisions are just around the corner. We need someone that will continue to keep the taxpayers of District 7 in the forefront of any discussion and continually advocate for the south end of the county while looking out for best interest of ALL the people of Franklin County.

Click here to read the entire letter

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