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Elisabeth Rankin, of the City of Jamestown, officially announces her campaign for re-election for Chautauqua County Legislature District 12, representing the North Side of Jamestown.
Since 2014, Ranking has been proud to represent the residents of Jamestown. She brings to her position experience and a commitment to public service.
As a legislator, Rankin endorses initiatives, activities and legislation supporting seniors and Veterans, lower taxes, neighborhood safety, drug prevention education and economic development and jobs.
Rankin is Vice Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, is a member of the Planning and Economic Development Committee and is the Legislature’s representative to the Chautauqua County Board of Health.
Neighborhood Safety is a particular interest of mine,” said Rankin. “I have hosted Neighborhood Safety Nights over the past few years, joining law enforcement and residents for conversation and education. Another concern of mine is addiction drug abuse and addiction are still huge issues in our county. With the recent deaths associated with drug overdose, I will continue to support efforts to address these issues.”
Rankin is committed to helping Chautauqua County move forward with continued tax reductions, job creation and helping job seekers gain the skill sets needed by current employers, cutting wasteful spending, endorsing initiatives for seniors and veterans and enhancing the quality of life for our residents. Essential to county government is ensuring that we continue quality services to our residents, uninterrupted, in the most cost-effective manner possible.
Rankin is a Jamestown resident with a Political Science degree from Hamilton College and an MBA from Boston University. She is currently employed as Chief of Staff for New York State Assemblyman Andy Goodell. She has worked also for St. Bonaventure University, Harvard Law School and KPMG Consulting. With all this valuable experience, her greatest passion is public service for Chautauqua County.
“I am proud to be part of an effective legislature that works well together, seeking common sense and productive ways to help Chautauqua County. We are at our best when we work together and help each other,” said Rankin.