I'm writing this letter to ask for your vote on Tuesday in the Republican and Conservative primaries. During my term as mayor of Gloversville, we have started to turn our city in the right direction. For the past two years, taxes have not increased. My budget to the council for 2014 will include a decrease in taxes by 2 percent. We have increased our general fund by about 200 percent in the past three years. At the end of 2012 our city had $3.4 million in our general fund, possibly the most ever! This has been accomplished by strong management and conservative budgeting.