Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to speak with William F. Buckley of National Review and television fame. During our conversation, Mr. Buckley said to me, “If you ever want to get something done, give the job to a busy man.”
I have never forgotten that advice during my 42 years as president of the Levittown Property Owners Association (LPOA), 17 years as director of Nassau County Police Activities League Track and Field, my 12 years as director of Girls CYO Basketball at St. Bernard’s, or my eight years on the Board of Directors of Red Devil Football. Bill Buckley’s advice works!
Today, I want to speak for another busy man and one who has worked for Levittown his whole life...Andy Booth. Andy is a veteran who, upon discharge, never stopped working for his fellow veterans in various capacities with the American Legion.
He has been active with the Levittown and Island Trees Fire Department for 33 years...once saving a woman’s life. Andy has served on the advisory board to the Board of Education and has been very involved with the Levittown - Island Trees “Terrific Kids” program. He has been the Force behind the program to teach our children flag etiquette. And, like Mr. Buckley said, Andy was the “busy” man who stepped up to the VP of the L.P.O.A. when we needed someone to fill the position.
Andy is now running for a second time for the position of Fire Commissioner after a very close race his last time around. I would ask everyone in Levittown and Island Trees Fire District to come out and vote for a man who has given everything to our community and who, with 33 years of experience, comes very well prepared for the job of Fire Commissioner. The vote will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Gardiners Avenue Fire House.