I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Laurie Tautel to represent the citizens of the 14th district of the Orange County Legislature.

As a former Town of Highlands Board member, a valuable contributor on the Comprehensive Plan Committee, a vocal and engaged participant in community affairs, and, most importantly, chief of staff for Assemblyman James Skoufis, she has amassed a considerable wealth of valuable experience and insight into the workings of government.

She has witnessed first-hand the importance of cooperation between the various levels of government and how productive results are achieved for the communities she will represent if elected.

Her work ethic, intelligence, knowledge of the issues concerning the 14th district's constituents and love of her hometown have earned her respect and wide-spread support.

I have known Laurie since she was a 7th grader in my class, and I have watched her maturation and development into the fine young woman of today with pride and affection.

I will cast my ballot for her with confidence and certainty, and I hope you will do the same.

Very truly yours,

Inga M. Quaintance

Highland Falls

(The 14th district of the Orange County Legislatures includes parts of the Town of Highlands and Woodbury.)