Because I have a sincere interest in getting to know my possible coworkers, I attended Steve Greenfield's announcement that he's running for legislature in the new district 17. The entire announcement should be on Channel 23 sometime soon.
Steve has a problem with incumbent Susan Zimet: he doesn't think it's okay that she has a lobbying business.
By contrast, he pointed to his three years on the New Paltz School Board as proof that he doesn't try to profit from his influence. He also said that he will bring his knowledge of emergency services, infrastructure, education, land use, and transportation to bear upon problems at the county level.
When asked about Golden Hill, the only specific issue which came up before I had to leave, he hedged his bets a bit. He acknowledged that there are some services which can't be provided well by private industry, because there's no profit in it; however, he didn't specifically say that Golden Hill is one of those. He would solve that problem "by the numbers," he said.