Projects all across Northern New York from small infrastructure upgrades in towns and hamlets to large affordable housing complexes have all resulted in part with John McHugh's assistance. The best team to get something accomplished was Jim Wright at the State level and John McHugh working at the federal level. If your municipality had a project to implement, improve or upgrade, you wanted their assistance.
John McHugh had a dual approach to border issues, safety and accessibility to keep commerce flowing. He was passionate and effective on the backbone of our area - dairy issues.
The economy all across the nation has changed in a variety of ways during the last 19 years. Our local economy could have been extinct along with the departure of the paper industry, but while communities such as Carthage may have morphed into bedroom communities, our overall economics in the area are better than they were 20 years ago (even though NY state is trying hard now to reverse that) in large part due to John McHugh's work. Small locally owned retailers have found a way to co-exist with large national retailers, opportunities for shoppers have expanded greatly, our military base provides thousands of jobs to private citizens and is home to one of the most active divisions in the army.
Overall the north country provides a great quality of life between the water, open land and summer and winter activities. That is why people live here, and John McHugh through his hard work made it a better place to live. Congratulations, thank you and best wishes John.
John McHugh - the 23rd Congressional district is better than what it was when you entered office - mission accomplished - you served us well - THANK YOU! Post a thank you note.
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