JAMESTOWN – Chautauqua County Legislator Elisabeth Rankin is seeking re-election to the governing body.
Rankin, a Republican and current county legislator for District 12 serves the north side of Jamestown.
She says she has worked with residents across the county and is keenly aware of key issues facing the legislature.
Furthermore, Rankin says her priorities include strengthening the economic environment, reducing the tax burden on all residents, especially for seniors, small business owners, and those on a fixed income.
“We need to make Jamestown and Chautauqua County more affordable for all of our residents and businesses,” said Rankin.
As a member of the county’s human services committee, Rankin helps support the welfare-to-work programs.
Rankin has participated in many of the drug forums offered in the area and received a certificate from Prevention Works on preventing drug use by our youth.
Rankin says she supports education for the community’s youth about healthy life choices. She has also actively supported programs and events for seniors and veterans.
“As a County Legislator, I am able to provide a full range of services for local residents, whether their issues involve the county government or the state government,” said Rankin. “I am also very pleased to be part of an effective team of county legislators, and also with the staff of the local senate office, Congressman Tom Reed, County Executive George Borrello, as well as Assemblyman Goodell.”
“All of us work extremely well together as a team to help local residents,” said Rankin.
Rankin, who has a Masters Degree in Business Administration, says she also intends to focus on the local business environment, working to attract and keep jobs in Chautauqua County so that our young people can afford to stay in Chautauqua County and raise a family here.
“With our beautiful environment, friendly people, and great work ethic, we should be able to grow and prosper. We need to have a better business environment to make that job growth a reality,” Rankin.
She also says that honoring and supporting our veterans is both a privilege and responsibility, given all they have done for us.