Vote for Hope

Dear Islanders,

“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot,” said poet Czesław Miłosz.

I like to write, but I’ll keep this short. Two years ago, as an outsider, I was elected by the people of Grand Island. My election marked the end of an era that served too few and produced too little for far too long. My election caused some noise.

Despite the pushback, we accomplished so much. Regardless of who is elected on November 7, I promise to continue to do what’s right for Grand Island, even if it’s not right for my political career. Politics was never my goal; my goal is making Grand Island a premier community for families in Western New York. We have a window, a real opportunity, to make that happen.

Or we can go back to the way things were. Trust me, the folks who want to take us back will be out in force. Resentment and fear burn hotter than hope, but hope lasts longer. Hope does not burn . . . it warms.

Please vote for candidates who stand for hope on November 7.

With highest regards,

Nate McMurray