Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Jefferson County wishes the Orton Family well!

The Jefferson County Democratic Party has been very lucky over the years to have built a strong bond with our local and Regional Labor Organizations. Yesterday a big friend (and I don't mean by his height) Richard Orton of United Steel Workers Local 450-A out of Massena NY went under the knife at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown NY.

Representatives from our County Committee, elected official and other friends in Labor visited Richard and his lovely wife and were pleased to see that he maid it through the procedure with Flying colors. Richard is a great guy who believes strongly in the rights of working families across this great country. It's clear that Richard personifies all that is good in the labor movement today. His working class ideals that a fair days work should bring a fair days pay is the basis of the American Dream.

We owe Richard Orton and men and women like him a debt of gratitude for all they have done to better our community and we wish Richard a speedy recovery. God Bless!!


Richard Orton has had some complications due to his surgery and has been admitted into Potsdam Hospital for further testing. All cards, flowers etc can be sent to Richard's room #209. Please keep Richard in your prayers.

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