The following letter is a response to an article published in the July 12-18 edition of the Bayside Times:
One could almost hear the resentment and outrage springing from the page that an elected state official is earning a six-figure salary from their outside job in addition to what they are paid for by serving their constituents.
Why should anyone, much less an elected state Assembly member, have the nerve to not only be successful financially but also take the time and effort to engage in public service? A conflict of interest I think not.
If I had to choose who is representing me, I would feel more comfortable with someone who was financially secure and less subject to the temptation of greed and graft that we have all seen is rampant in our public servants.