OSWEGO, NY – Students enrolled in the Oswego County BOCES New Vision Law and Government and Allied Health class got insight into political life with a visit to their classroom from Senator Patty Ritchie.
SUNY Oswego provides classroom space in Sheldon Hall for the New Visions program.
Besides learning on campus and earning college credit, students go into the field to learn from professionals in their respective career programs.
BOCES students in the law and government program spend two days a week at Ritchie’s district office in the Oswego County Office Building, with the remaining three days in a classroom setting.
Ritchie talked about her career in government, formerly as a county clerk in St. Lawrence County for 11 years and a currently as a senator in her second term.
Students asked questions about Ritchie’s professional and personal feelings on the NY SAFE ACT and other bills and resolutions she’s voted on.
The senator shared what her typical work week looks like, a majority of her time is spent attending committee meetings and to listening to constituent issues.