Bruce Adams and Karren Garrity, the Democratic candidates for first selectman and selectman, respectively, have issued a statement about their vision for Kent.

The candidates have identified issues they would address if elected: encourage balanced economic development, promote inter- and intra-board relationships, secure grants, resolve sewer issues, focus on public safety and the town's relationship with state Troop L, monitor the Schaghticoke tribal recognition, work to add multiple carriers to the new cell tower and optimize the transfer station.

"These current topics, combined with future possibilities for economic viability, municipal goals and environmental challenges have motivated us to serve the town," the Democrats stated.

"Working together with the town hall staff, our local and state leaders and the many volunteer organizations in this community, we can create and efficiently implement a long term vision for the town and the people of Kent," said Mr. Adams and Ms. Garrity.

"Leading this town is more than a 9-to-5 job," the statement said. "We are prepared and eager to take on the challenge of town leadership."

If elected, Mr. Adams and Ms. Garrity "pledge to put all of [our] energy into the multi-faceted responsibilities of serving as selectmen, to set a tone for collaboration and communication, to explain their choices and decisions, to work with all town leaders and staff to solve issues and plan for the future, to represent and become a force for Kent at local, regional and state meetings and events."

For information, visit www.adamsandgarrityforkent.org.