State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, D-Cape Vincent, joined the people of Fulton and employees of A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital to announce the theme of his re-election campaign: “Working for Us.”
“Throughout this district, I meet hard working people everywhere I go and like them I am committed to working hard for families right here in Fulton and throughout Central and Northern New York,” Sen. Aubertine said. “That’s what I’ve always done in elected office and that’s what I plan to doÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âwork for people. I understand what it’s like to worry about a job, health care and property taxes.”
A.L. Lee Memorial had been slated to close on June 30 to comply with the Berger Commission’s recommendation. Sen. Aubertine worked with the Department of Health and A.L. Lee officials to put off the closure for a year and give the hospital a framework under which it could remain open, preserving jobs and vital jobs for the Fulton area.
“During my last campaign, keeping Lee Memorial open was a key issue and as your senator I have made it a priority to protect the services and jobs here,” Sen. Aubertine said. “Today, I stand in front of this hospital and it’s still open. It took hard work to get to this point and I will continue to work with administration to protect healthcare in this region and the jobs that are so important to this city.”
From now through Election Day, the Aubertine Campaign will be travelling throughout the district to promote the work Sen. Aubertine has done in his first term and discuss jobs, taxes, healthcare and all of the issues that affect us.
“Over the next two months I will be visiting places like this, meeting with workers and talking to individuals and families whose lives are affected every day by these issues,” Sen. Aubertine said. “I look forward to these conversations and taking our issues to the senate.”