Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00
I am writing in support of Jim Duncan’s bid for re-election as Port Washington Police Commissioner. I have known Jim for nearly two decades; and, have always been duly impressed by his concern for the safety and welfare of our community. As Police Commissioner, he has demonstrated fiscal responsibility by adhering to the New York State mandate of a two percent cap on total budget increases.
I urge the Port Washington community to vote for Jim on December 13. His experience includes 23 years as a Nassau County police officer (now retired), member of the Port Washington Fire Department and local business owner. Jim was also the recipient of the Purple Heart for his military service during the Vietnam War. His dedication and commitment to our community are unwavering.
While it is admirable that Jim’s 18 year-old challenger seeks public office, it is probably prudent for him to first get involved at a more grass-roots level and volunteer for local, civic organizations. After attaining experience in the public sector, and gaining a better understanding of what is required to successfully serve the public, he may be a far more viable candidate than he is today.