NY State Assembly canddiates Billy Jones and Kevin Mulverhill square off in forum
DEMOCRAT BILLY JONES AND REPUBLICAN KEVIN MULVERHILL BOTH DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS FAMILY MEN. 00:15:49:02 – 00:15:55:29 SOT: Billy Jones, “the reason I am running for New York State Assembly is I have a 3-year-old – daughter, and I want her to grow up in the North Country.” 00:17:31:06 – 00:17:38:12 SOT: Kevin Mulverhill, “anybody who has children knows how important it is to have family, and family is very important to my wife and I – together we have seven children. THE TWO MEN VYING FOR JANET DUPREY’S SEAT IN THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY FACED OFF THURSDAY NIGHT TAKING AUDIENCE QUESTIONS AT A CANDIDATE FORUM HOSTED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DISCUSSING ETHICS REFORM, BOTH JONES AND MULVERHILL SAID THEY WOULD CALL FOR AN END TO OUTSIDE INCOME FOR LEGISLATORS – OR AT LEAST FOR LAW MAKERS TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT WITH HOW THEY EARN THEIR MONEY. ANOTHER TOPIC THAT REASONATES WITH BOTH CANDIDTATES — THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. MULVERHILL – THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF, SAYS IT REQUIRES A COMMUNITY EFFORT. 00:27:44:22- 00:27:54:08 SOT: Kevin Mulverhill, “we all have to join in on this. I refer to it as the TREE program; we need Treatment, Rehabilitation, Education and Enforcement.” JONES ECHOES A SIMILAR PLAN, SAYING THE NORTH COUNTRY NEEDS MORE COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION. 00:26:13:23 – 00:00:26:24:28 “we need to get them in treatment. We don’t need big health insurance companies telling us when their recovery is over – we need medical professionals to do that.” NOW, THEY DIDN’T AGREE ON EVERYTHING. JONES SAYS HE’D MAKE SURE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ABOUT THE DANGER OF DRUGS WAS A PART OF HIS PLAN TO FIGHT THE HEROIN CRISIS. MULVERHILL STRESSED HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT BACKGROUND AS A SOURCE OF EXPERIENCE – HE SAYS IT’S GIVEN HIM INSIGHT FOR HOW BEST TO HELP THOSE STRUGGING WITH STUBSTANCE ABUSE. RENEE WUNDERLICH, NBC5 NEWS.