Political leaders in Chautauqua County weighed in Wednesday on the election. YNN's Mark Goshgarian spoke with County Executive Greg Edwards and Democratic Party Chairman Norman Green about the impact of the Presidential race on the area.
MAYVILLE, N.Y. — "Been a great fan of our President for the last four years, went to Charlotte to the National Convention to watch the nomination," said Norman Green.
Tuesday night, Chautauqua County Democratic Chair Norman Green watched President Obama get elected to a second term in office.
"A culmination of all the joy that I personally, and other Democrats have experienced over the last number of years," said Green.
Green said the race was decided much earlier in the night than most expected, indicating voters believed the President can still solve many of the nation's problems.
"The problem that we are facing in the United States is, that people are most concerned about is gridlock, won't you just get along, and I think we want that at the local, state and national level," said Green.
"Well I certainly believed in Governor Romney and his message," said Greg Edwards, (R) Chautauqua County Executive.
Edwards says he remains concerned about a second term under President Obama.
"I don't think its an unwillingness, but an inability to make the tough decisions that we really do have to find ways to cut programs and costs that are not producing to full value and really invest in things of significance," said Edwards.
Edwards says he hopes the President better understands the importance of creating jobs.
"And its not stimulus, its not more benefits, although those are nice... its really, how do we help businesses increase the number of people they hire and the revenues they earn that enable them to do that," said Edwards.