October 28, 2019
Statement From Mayor Buckley:
“I’ve known Paul for many years and have always been impressed by his work ethic and boundless energy. He shows an unwavering commitment and dedication to all he sets his mind to. Whether it’s his job, owning and operating his own business, serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals or even working on his campaign, Paul exhibits upbeat, positive energy with consistent, reliable performance and commitment. Speaking from experience, running a grassroots campaign for a city-wide office is no easy feat. Every day, Paul is knocking on doors and working to meet as many residents as he can across the city to get to know them and to best represent them at the County level.” said Mayor John Buckley.
Van Caeseele responded, “The primary reason I am running for this position is to provide the citizens of Hornell with the high level of constituent service they deserve and to give them a voice at the County level. Our current representative has missed about a quarter of the legislature meetings since 2014. So he is only showing up to work 75% of the time but getting 100% of taxpayer salary. That’s like calling in sick 50 times a year. Residents deserve 100% and I intend to make sure the residents get full representation for every tax dollar spent on this position’s salary.”