Statement from Compo Pierce

Statement from Councilwoman Sarah Compo Pierce  12:32 p.m. Jan. 12, 2023

I have always been taught to honor my commitments—or, simply put, if you start something, finish it. That is why I have decided, after much thought, to fulfill my commitment to the voters and remain on Watertown City Council.

As reported in the news, I have been considering an opportunity to fulfill the term of Assemblyman Scott Gray on the Jefferson County Board of Legislators. I am grateful for the County’s consideration of me for this important role. However, in 2019, the voters elected me to represent them for four years on City Council. I owe it to them to fulfill my promise and complete my term.

Furthermore, it is apparent that now, more than ever, a voice for common sense, fiscal responsibility and transparency is needed on the Council. As Watertown tackles the challenges ahead, I know I can continue to be an advocate for those ideals.

Just over three months ago, as some may know, my husband and I welcomed a baby girl. While I have always felt the work done by our Council is important, as a mother, it has taken on a new meaning. I feel fortunate to have been born and raised in Watertown. I am committed to making our City a great place to grow up not only for my daughter, but for the many other children just like her who deserve the same opportunities I have had.

I would like to again thank the voters who have given me the chance to serve. I look forward to continuing to be your voice and working hard on your behalf to make Watertown a better place.