Cochran seeks re-election in Westfield

WESTFIELD — Robert C. Cochran is seeking re-election in Westfield to the village board.

In his announcement, he released the following statement:

“I am seeking re-election for my fifth term as a Village Trustee. I have been endorsed by the Democratic Party, along with Michael VandeVelde, Alan Holbrook and Jeff Thomas. Together, we represent the most progressive team for Westfield’s future.

“I graduated from Westfield Academy School and then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Cobleskill. I majored in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Architecture. While at Cobleskill, I studied numerous business related courses, such as Business Law, Firm Management and Economics and graduated top of my class.

“My wife Stacy and I own and operate Midway Garden Center and Misty Ridge Landscaping. The A+ rated businesses are thriving in these hard economic times and we have been able to add more staff to our company over the past nine years through strategic business management.

“I enjoyed my past four terms as Village Trustee, where responsibilities involved keeping a eye on the economics of our village as well as participating in sound financial discussions to ensure Westfield remains a affordable and enjoyable place to call home. The past four years have brought about exciting change through the vision of our current mayor, Michael VandeVelde. We have made progress in the right direction and I am thrilled to be part of a bright future for our community.

“I am a member of the Local Moose Lodge 118, The Vikings Lodge, The National Federation of Independent Business and the Better Business Bureau. My wife Stacy is a member of The Union Relief. We are lifetime residents of Westfield and enjoy living in Westfield with our two children, Lauren and Tyler.

“I would like to see all the residents of Westfield come out and vote on, Tuesday, March 21. It is one’s duty as a citizen to vote and become educated on today’s current events. Our country is changing daily and it is so important to get involved. Feel free to participate in our monthly board meetings, where there’s open dialogue on the current issues and changes in local laws, etc. These meetings are open to the public and this is where questions should be asked to receive appropriate answers in a timely matter.”