mailmanI strongly endorse Michael Koplinka-Loehr to represent the Town of Lansing (Distr. 6) on the Tompkins County Legislature.  I have known Michael for the last 20 years and I have been impressed with his genuine ability to meet people where they are and try to understand the problems they have in dealing with the many ism’s that plague our community. 

Oftentimes in a community such as Lansing, and county-wide, we are often blinded by the rhetoric of inclusiveness, while many groups are left out of the benefits of inclusion.  Michael has a proven record of creating spaces of inclusiveness and diversity. This is demonstrated by his record of service as Co-chair of the County Affirmative Action Committee, which has since become the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  I am confident that he will continue his legacy of committed service to all members of Tompkins County.

In his work on the Legislature he made diversity and inclusion a priority which led to positive changes that were implemented and are still in effect more than twenty years later. 

Michael brings the benefit of more than 35 years of community service to the constituents of Tompkins County. All Lansing residents will be well served to elect him. 

Leanora Erica Mims
Lansing, NY