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Amparo has served Wappinger residents well as legislator

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Please read another letter to the editor regarding my work as your County Legislator.

I am writing in support of Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo, District 14.  Before being placed into a high-risk flood zone by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2013, I had no real interest in local politics. This new mapping, however, included a mandatory insurance premium even though my home does not border any water and FEMA has never been to my neighborhood to actually view the area.

Luckily, Legislator Amparo understood the unfairness of this to me, as well more than 200 other Wappinger residents. She organized meetings, attended town and resident gatherings and spent hours following up on all possible assistance. Due to her efforts and those of U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, my town has unanimously agreed to apply for a letter of map revision for my neighborhood.

We already have heard that five out of seven of our homes have been removed from the costly floodplain. Amparo’s work ethic and concern for residents has saved thousands of dollars for those who were removed, and gained many back the equity in their homes. Thank goodness there are politicians like Francena Amparo out there who genuinely care about fairness for absolute strangers in Wappinger.

Francena was a stranger not long ago, but is now a friend and hero to myself and many others. She attends every local event possible and has boundless energy. She has definitely earned my vote for District 14 county legislator.

Elizabeth Satterlee
Wappingers Falls

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/opinion/letters/2015/11/01/letters-editor/75005396/

Vote for Judge Katherine Moloney – County Court Judge

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Professional Experience:

  • City Court Judge, City of Poughkeepsie, 2006-present
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Poughkeepsie, 2004-2006
  • Of Counsel, Law Office of Mickey A. Steiman, Hyde Park, 2004-2005
  • Assistant/Senior Assistant Public Defender, Dutchess County Public Defender, 1991-2004

Education

  • City University of New York Law School, J.D., 1990
  • State University of New York, College at Oswego, B.A., 1981
  • Dutchess Community College, A.A., 1979

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Women Judges
  • New York State Association of City Court Judges
  • Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association
  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Dutchess County Magistrates Association
  • Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council
  • Justice Brandeis Law Society

Amparo stood up for homeowners fighting FEMA

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Please read a Letter to the Editor regarding my work as County Legislator.

Many events have happened over the last year. However, one of the most important events that occurred was that my neighbors and I fought with the Town of Wappingerand Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding flood insurance policies that we were mandated to take on our homes.

We have been fighting this uphill battle for over a year, using our own money to prove our case. With considerable assistance from Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo, we finally won and we no longer have to pay flood insurance in the community of Cloverdale Place, All Angels Hill Road and Carrol Drive.

Unfortunately, we only have one homeowner out of the eight families that has yet to be taken out of the flood zone. Whenever we had a meeting, Francena was there to lend support. Whenever we needed an answer of where we stood and what we thought our next plan of operation would be, Francena was there. Whenever we had a town meeting regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the new letter of map revision that we needed, Francena attended these meetings.

I eagerly beg the residents of Wappingers Falls to re-elect Francena Amparo as our county legislator. She has done an impeccable job, is a person that cares for the people that live in her town and the surrounding areas, and she comes to bat for us when we need it. Vote Amparo!

Diane Loehr
Wappingers Falls

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/opinion/2015/10/23/letters-editor/74473454/

 

Amparo stood up for homeowners fighting FEMA

Vote-Amparo

Please read a Letter to the Editor regarding my work as County Legislator.

Many events have happened over the last year. However, one of the most important events that occurred was that my neighbors and I fought with the Town of Wappingerand Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding flood insurance policies that we were mandated to take on our homes.

We have been fighting this uphill battle for over a year, using our own money to prove our case. With considerable assistance from Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo, we finally won and we no longer have to pay flood insurance in the community of Cloverdale Place, All Angels Hill Road and Carrol Drive.

Unfortunately, we only have one homeowner out of the eight families that has yet to be taken out of the flood zone. Whenever we had a meeting, Francena was there to lend support. Whenever we needed an answer of where we stood and what we thought our next plan of operation would be, Francena was there. Whenever we had a town meeting regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the new letter of map revision that we needed, Francena attended these meetings.

I eagerly beg the residents of Wappingers Falls to re-elect Francena Amparo as our county legislator. She has done an impeccable job, is a person that cares for the people that live in her town and the surrounding areas, and she comes to bat for us when we need it. Vote Amparo!

Diane Loehr
Wappingers Falls

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/opinion/2015/10/23/letters-editor/74473454/

 

Diversity Gains Are Slow In Elected Offices

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports on Jan. 15:

When Francena Amparo was sworn in Jan. 3 as a member of the Dutchess County Legislature, she became only the fourth member of a minority group currently holding county, state or federal office here.

In a county where about 25 percent of its residents are from a minority group, Amparo, Jeter-Jackson, Roman and President Barack Obama are the only ones in office as a result of elections held in the mid-Hudson Valley.

Read the full article HERE