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Why I?support Doty

November 4, 2011
Lake Placid News
To the editor:

I’m voting for Derek Doty in the North Elba Town Supervisor election on November 8th and I sincerely think you should as well.

Roby Politi may be well- known in the community, but at this time I believe the Town of North Elba is ready for new leadership that only Derek Doty can bring. Derek has been a councilman on the North Elba Town Board for the past six years and now the time is right for him to become supervisor.

Derek was born in Saranac Lake and throughout his adult life he has been committed to improving our local communities with both his professional and volunteer efforts. His experience and instinct for improving our community is respected by those that know him well. For those who don’t, I’d like to share some more info about him.

After graduating from Saranac Lake High School, he attended the State University at Oswego and continued his studies at Plattsburg State College, where in addition to being a serious student, he played on the varsity hockey team that was ranked second in the nation. He enrolled in the renowned Wildlife Management Program at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. After completing his studies he returned to Saranac Lake.

In 1994 he was selected as Volunteer of the year for Saranac Lake. In 1995 he was crowned King of the Saranac Winter Carnival.

Together with his father, he ran the popular Doty’s Country Road Beef Butcher store for 28 years. Shortly after the store closed, Saranac Lake proclaimed “Derek Doty Day.”

In 1997 he was chairman of the small business fundraising drive for Adirondack Medical Center. He served as a member of the Saint Bernard’s School Board (1988-1995) and the Saranac Lake Central School Board (1995-2000)

He has served on local town boards: Town of Franklin , 3 years, Town of North Elba, six years (currently still a member)

He is currently on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. For the past 7 and a half years he has been facilities director at Whiteface Club and Resort.

In fact, it is remarkable how well Roby Politi has performed in his current position as supervisor considering that he has had to divide his time between this important job and his real estate business.

As a final note about Derek, I believe you can learn more about a man’s character by spending a few days together at a hunting camp than you can by weeks or months of routine observation. Having had the good fortune of doing this a few times with Derek Doty, I can tell you that he has passed this litmus test with flying colors

To learn more about Derek and to see why he will make a superb supervisor, I encourage you to visit his Web site at

He’s already earned my vote and I’m confident you’ll find out why he deserves yours too.

Eugene P, Libré, M.D.

Lake Placid


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