Elections matter and for members of the Wladis family of Syracuse that meant a long sought $60,000 deal to prepare grant applications for the City of Watertown. The law firm of the same name has been trolling the North Country in recent years seeking consulting and lobbying work and has been a key supporter of GOP candidates.
Strategic Development Specialists was founded by Leeann West and Diane Wladis, according the WDT.
I remember two women from the firm pitching services to me a couple years ago, but I declined interest. This reminds me of when I first took office years ago and new members pushed a change in bond counsel to Doug Barclay's firm.
Law firms love municipal clients because they always have the means to pay.