Jonathan R. Sennett, has been invited to spend the night in the home of a family in Midtown and attend church services this weekend to get a first-hand look at issues and concerns facing residents of the troubled section of Kingston.
"I want to show residents of Midtown that as district attorney I will roll up my sleeves and work along side of them to help solve key issues facing the community".
" My style is to size up the problem and build teams to tackle the issues," said Sennett.Sennett blasted the conservative candidate for district attorney who has said he does not feel comfortable walking in Midtown. "The district attorney needs to confront problems head on. An arms length approach or barricading streets, as the conservative candidate suggested simply will not work. Hardworking residents feel trapped and need help," said Sennett.
On Sunday, Sennett will meet and greet residents from 1-3 p.m. in an open space located at the corner of Broadway and Franklin streets to discuss ideas he has for combating drugs, gangs and violence in Midtown. "I have some ideas to present to residents and business owners.
Their feedback is essential to developing a plan that the community can embrace," said Sennett." As district attorney, I will focus my attention on fighting crime more efficiently and effectively in Midtown and throughout Ulster County.Consider this my extended job interview," said Sennett.
The meet the candidate event, running between 1-3 p.m. this Sunday, will offer hot dogs and hamburgers for those who attend.