As a small business owner, I’d like to comment on the current Assembly races. Only one sitting Assembly member had the good sense to realize that taxing seniors on things other than consumable food, light, heat and garbage service would hurt seniors in a big way. That smart Assembly member was Mary Becker. She voted against changing the senior sales tax exemption. She knows that taxing seniors on things like bath tissue, dish soap, vitamins and the like will not be healthy or good for seniors. I can tell you that taxing seniors is hard on many local businesses as well.