It's two o'clock in the afternoon. I set up a tent this morning outside Oriental's polling place at the fire station and have talked to many of the voters who have streamed in to the polls.
Oriental's residents care about their town, and they vote. I am proud to be one of them.
We won't know until this evening, after the polls close at 7:30, how the election came out: who among the nine candidates for town commissioner will be chosen by the voters to sit on the five-member Town Board.
However the election turns out this time, I want to thank the voters for allowing me to serve on the board. It has been a pleasure and an honor.
I also want to say I have enjoyed serving with each of the present commissioners. They are all talented, dedicated and conscientious. What a fine bunch! I am proud to have been counted in their number.
Thank you again.