Two candidates face-off to represent Halcott, Lexington, and Hunter
Raymond Pignone has a rundown for Columbia-Greene Media of the Greene County Legislature District 7 contest between Daryl Legg, running on the Democratic line and Charlotte Meigs, running on the Republican and Conservative lines. Both are hoping to represent Halcott, Lexington, and Hunter in the county legislature. Legg, 55, was born and raised in Greene County and is a resident of Haines Falls. He is a business owner. Legg previously served as a member of the Hunter Town Board for six years; and has been the Hunter Town Supervisor for ten years. Legg said, "I believe housing and employment in Greene County are a current issue and would advocate for affordable housing within the county. The housing market has reached a level that it is not affordable for residents to remain within the county. We have growing businesses in our community that will require and continues to require more employees. ...The county must participate with local offices and contractors to create affordable housing to sustain the current economy." He said as a first-term legislator, his objective would be to ensure the county spends its funds efficiently "...while conducting business...to its full potential." Meigs is a lifelong resident of the county and now lives in Hunter. She is employed as a Senior Investigator with the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, according to her Linkedin profile. Meigs says, "I have witnessed our district go through highs and lows, economically, financially and personally. We have rallied through natural disasters and slowly regaining footage in the midst of our global pandemic. ..." She said the community's core goals remains the same: to maintain and improve infrastructure; economic growth; availability of services for youth, elderly, health; affordable housing; job opportunities and growth; public safety; promoting small and start up businesses; travel and tourism. " I will be an aggressive advocate for meeting these needs, in whatever shape it takes. I am no stranger to grant researching and writing, budgets, subcommittees. I have the follow-through to make sure we see the end result. ...I have been engaged in county legislative meetings and have a good working relationship with the current Greene County Legislature. I am well informed of the top issues of our county," Meigs said. Read more at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.