Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner is a courageous and compassionate crusader for justice in our community. Mr. Tyner is a voice for the voiceless and speaks up for the powerless, the disenfranchised, and the “little guy.” He supports small businesses, fiscal responsibility, prison reform, free speech, and equality for all. He opposes cronyism, corruption, and highly questionable campaign contributions made to the big players in Dutchess County politics.
The political establishment (both Republicans and Democrats) are terrified by the truth telling of Joel Tyner and they have been trying, unsuccessfully, to silence him for years. These political hacks fear his honesty and despise his integrity. However, “we the people” admire and respect Legislator Tyner.
Mr. Tyner deserves commendation not censure. Cooperation not criticism. Celebration not castigation. And to be cherished and not condemned. In spite of these spurious and cowardly attacks on him, Joel Tyner will continue to tell it like it is. I would urge his detractors to focus on and debate the policy issues and cease the character assassination and name calling.
Is Joel Tyner perfect? Of course not, but he is open, honest, and real - unlike so many of the other politicians ruling the roost here in Dutchess County. Thank you Legislator Tyner for your years of public service and tireless devotion to improving the lives of all. Please keep up the good work.