Tuesday’s primary produced one amazing fact. Steven Meyer won his primary race with the largest margin of victory of any other race in WNY ~ 79% to 21%. The people are learning he is a rare person.
Ray Walter now knows the opponent for 146 District is Steven Meyers, a young man who is eager to help Amherst and Pendalton.
Youth is served.
It is clear the people of Amherst realize the old cows sitting in their State Assembly chairs year after year chewing their cud, are very comfortable doing nothing but writing a column in the Amherst Bee. How many citizens of the 146th District in our State Assembly have actually seen Ray Walter, our State Assembly representative?
Walters area includes Pendalton and Amherst. His job is to help the people of these areas with their problems whether it’s a serious farming problems or a city problem.
Now he might actually come to Amherst or send his cronies to find the the real problems in Amherst and Pendalton.
Steven is becoming an honest politician. He answers questions and emits the aura of caring and honesty for the people in his district.
I ran into Steve talking to a lady on her porch while he was going door to door. He was there for 15 minutes. She seemed to be in stress. When Steve left her porch I questioned his decision to spend that much time with one person. Steven said to me, “I don’t walk away from my people when they need to talk.” He didn’t tell me anything they talked about because it was private.
It’s clear Ray Walter must get his feet moving and stop throwing big money fund raisers. Money won’t win this election.
Steven Meyer is hard walking and eager to make positive changes. He isn’t owned by any political boss. He plans to debate Walter but not in the debates given by the Women League of Voters at the Senior Center.
Steven wants debates in public places, like the high school, the Harlem Road Community Center and other places where serious questions can be asked openly. Neighborhoods want their chance to ask questions in a debate form.
Every debate invitation Walter refuses creates a pocket of votes against him.