Rankin Seeks Re-Election To County Legislature

Elisabeth Rankin

Elisabeth Rankin, of the city of Jamestown, announced her campaign for re-election for Chautauqua County Legislature District 12, representing the north side of Jamestown.

Rankin has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties. She is vice chair for the Health and Human Services Committee, is a member of the Planning and Economic Development Committee and is the Legislature’s representative to the Chautauqua County Board of Health.

Rankin is a Jamestown resident with a political science degree from Hamilton College and an MBA from Boston University. She is currently employed as chief of staff for New York State Assemblyman Andy Goodell.

As a legislator, Rankin endorses initiatives, activities and legislation supporting seniors and Veterans, lower taxes, neighborhood safety, drug prevention education and economic development and jobs. She has been part of efforts to maximize the county’s response to COVID as a member of Board of Health and Planning & Economic Development Committees.

“Neighborhood safety is a particular interest of mine,” said Rankin.“I have hosted Neighborhood Safety Nights over the past few years, joining law enforcement and residents for conversation and education. Another concern of mine is addiction. We have all been appropriately focused on COVID over the past 18 months. While COVID has taken much of our time and effort, we can’t forget that drug abuse and addiction are still huge issues in our county. I will continue to support efforts to address these issues.”

Rankin is committed to helping Chautauqua County move forward with a reduced tax burden, job creation and helping job seekers gain the skill sets needed by current employers, cutting wasteful spending and enhancing the quality of life for our residents.

“I am proud to be part of an effective legislature that works well together, seeking common sense and productive ways to help Chautauqua County. We are our best when we work together and help each other,” she said.


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