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Vince Horrigan announces run for County Executive

May 2, 2013

Chautauqua County Leg-islator of District 17, Vince Horrigan (R) from Bemus Point, has announced his candidacy for Chautauqua County Executive....

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May-04-13 2:54 PM

Chautauqua County has evolved into a disaster area. Who could be better at responding to disasters than the executive director of the Red Cross?

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May-04-13 9:26 AM

As I wrote on JD's latest blog, regardless of who becomes the next Co Exec, that person must be able to convince the CCLeg to significantly reduce spending if there's any hope to attract new business (not to mention prevent current businesses & residents from leaving).

Savings MUST be achieved thru labor cost reductions for ALL county employees (not just the CCH), including the CCSD, as well as ALL salary personnel.

I'd support anyone willing to do what MUST be done to reverse the direction and financial mess that our past & current county leaders have led us into. As JD noted, stop blaming Albany for costs we can control.

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May-03-13 2:49 PM

Time will tell. If he is elected we will see if a do gooder (which is what the red cross does) and that is not a criticism of the RC can make the tough choices.

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May-03-13 1:49 PM

I love AF folks,one showed me how to fly a L-19 in Vietnam in 67 and then loaned it to me for a few weeks. Made my recon much easier. Sounds like Vince has what it takes to be a great CE!

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May-03-13 10:00 AM

Ignorance abounds in these blogs and it scares me to think these people actually vote. Non-profit organizations operate within a budget - generally a very tight budget. They don't have the luxury of simply raising taxes to bring in revenue. In fact, they have very limited opportunity to bring in revenue so they have to work within their means. Also, Mr. Horigan retired from the military. That's not an easy gig. You learn a lot of discipline and organization and you have to make extremely tough decisions. This is why good people don't run for office. So, if not Mr. Horigan, then who? Who is fit to run this county? The exec makes less than most professionals, certainly less than most business owners, they get slaughtered, personally, by political hacks in the blogs's a thankless job. I don't know Vince Horigan. I've never met him. But I certainly was encouraged by what I read. He sounds like a solid person with a great background offering to do this job that no one else wants.

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May-03-13 8:39 AM

As a Colonel in the Air Force and as Executive Director of the local Red Cross (responding to emergencies like the flooding in Silver Creek), Vince Horrigan has excellent leadership skills. He certainly knows how to make tough decisions and make things happen! He would do a great job as County Executive.

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May-02-13 11:49 AM

Daisy's and lollipops..... what a wonderful world. The head of a non-profit is surely no one to lead the County. Mr. do gooder isn't going to make the hard decisions. No vote from me. Can't wait to see who the Dem's put up. I might not even vote. Why bother.

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