To the editor,

I am writing to state my endorsement for Peter Martin for Trustee in the Village of Ballston Spa.

I know Pete through and through since I’ve been married to him for over twenty years. More relevant however is I’ve been Pete’s business partner for 18 years. We’ve successfully owned and operated Village Photo, LLC on Milton Avenue since 2001. 

Our business has been profitable since the day we opened despite the harsh changes in the photography business. With the digital revolution it was one of the hardest hit industries. Three similar businesses within fifteen miles of the village did not weather the change. 

Our business is the only one left open due to Pete’s business experience and knowledge of finances. We made effective changes, cut back unnecessary spending and actively searched out new revenue sources, all the while still supporting local youth activities and community organizations. Pete’s skills sound just like what the village needs. 

Pete chose to run for Trustee after spending several months on the Budget Advisory Committee the village created. He is smart, loyal, a stand-up guy and he wants to help! I’ll be up bright and early on March 19 to cast my vote for Larry Woolbright for Mayor and Pete Martin and Rory O’Connor for Trustees. 

Donna P. Martin

Ballston Spa

Reporter

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