Letter to the Editor: Oberlander is well versed in key issues facing our community.

To the Editor:

Jill Oberlander will be an outstanding State Representative for the 150thDistrict. Jill has shown us her warmth, intelligence and skill as an advocate for Greenwich (just review the Channel 79 tape of the LWVG Debate). Jill’s Dad was a doctor whose work ethic was always “work harder.” As a result of her hard work, Jill was awarded a BA from Cornell, cum laude, with distinction in all subjects and a JD from the University of Chicago. Having worked for the City of New York, and the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Jill understands complex municipal issues, including how to address challenges in transportation systems. Jill served as General Counsel for the Downtown Alliance which helped revitalize lower Manhattan following 9/11. With 6 years on the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, Jill became well versed in key issues facing our community.

Jill’s mother taught in a public school and Jill graduated from Ardsley High School in Westchester. Given this background, Jill is a strong supporter of funding for Greenwich Public Schools and, in particular, New Lebanon. In addition, Jill serves as Board Chair of a Westchester licensed nursing home providing acute and long-term care, and has significant experience with issues facing seniors and nursing home and rehabilitation facilities like The Nathaniel Witherell.

We need a strong voice for Greenwich in the majority caucus of the General Assembly. Do not underestimate the impact of having an effective advocate who can lobby for funds to be sent back to Greenwich. Jill researches issues, asks hard questions and collaborates on a bi-partisan basis. We would be so fortunate to have a Representative with her honesty, intelligence, reliability and resourcefulness. Please join us and vote for Jill Oberlander for State Representative on Tuesday, November 4th.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth K. Krumeich

Note: The deadline to submit letters to the editor for candidates in the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 29 at 9:00am.