Hayes Clement claims in the paper that he would give up his full time job if elected Mayor but there are still lingering questions on whether or not Hayes Clement has the time or right focus to devout full time hours to the office of Mayor.
Mayor Jim Sottile stated in the Freeman article very clearly this is a full time demanding job, Mayor Sottile likes to tell everyone that he is on call 24/7 and there is no question that he is. Being Mayor is very demanding and is most defiantly full time.
With this in mind, it is disturbing that Hayes Clement is telling elected officials in the city that he plans to spend three days a week in New York City if elected to trump up economic development. (pretty much his current work schedule now) How Hayes being outside of Kingston will foster a climate to promote economic development is a question that will have to be answered by the voters in September.
What there is no question about is the fact that Hayes is not qualified to be Mayor and his neophyte status in the community, coupled with the fact he has never voted for the office he is seeking, raise some serious concerns with his candidacy. Is he ready to lead a community he has little ties to and has only been a resident of for 28 months?