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    Mount Kisco, N.Y. – (2/7/2012) – While Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was busy in session at the Capital Building in Albany, his Chief of Staff, Jim Coleman, and Deputy Director of Constituent Services, Suzi McDonugh, stopped by the Mt. Kisco Village Hall to accept the nomination of former Mayor Patricia Reilly as a Woman of Distinction and to continue Senator Ball’s “Jobs Tour.”

    Senator Ball has asked each town, village, and city within the 40th Senate District to choose a nominee for induction into his Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.  Nominees will be formally inducted during a ceremony to be held on March 30th.

    “I am a woman in a town of distinction,” said Mayor Patricia Reilly.  “In this town you are able to accomplish a lot because of the people that live here.  This is certainly an honor, but I just want everyone to know that I accept this on behalf of everyone in Mount Kisco.”

    Mayor Patricia Reilly is the mother of six children and the grandmother of 13 grandchildren.  She served as mayor of Mount Kisco from 1994 to 2003.  Reilly now spends her time volunteering for the seniors of Mt. Kisco, contributing her time to Friends In Service Helping and the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Mt. Kisco.  In addition to her nomination as a Woman of Distinction, she has also been inducted into the Westchester County Senior Citizens Hall Of Fame in 1998; named Mount Kisco Neighbors Link Honoree of the Year in 2002; and served as Aide to the Grand Marshal in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2008.

    “Mayor Reilly is an impressive leader who stands as an example to all,” said Senator Ball.  “Living a life of service before self, she has built a well deserved reputation of a woman of action, compassion and integrity. I am honored to accept her nomination!”

    Following the nomination ceremony, Senator Ball’s “Jobs Tour” continued in Mt. Kisco, where residents and community leaders were updated on the job creating initiatives Senator Ball has been working on in the Senate.  Team Ball also asked residents and officials for ideas on how to bring jobs to the area.

    Senator Ball has helped to pass major legislation that: delivered $250 Million in savings for more than 290,000 local businesses; delivered $67 million for local projects, creating jobs through major construction projects; capped property taxes at 2% to help working families and seniors hold on to their homes; helped to secure over $10 million dollars in economic development grants for the Hudson Valley region to finance major job creation projects; and repealed the job-killing MTA payroll tax completely for 80% of the businesses previously paying it.

    For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Brittany Oat: (845) 200-9716.