Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Full Slate of Candidates

The Village of Dryden will have a full slate of Democratic candidates for the election March 19!

James Zimmer of Montgomery Street is the Democratic candidate for mayor. He is a longtime resident and a doctor of veterinary medicine who currently works part time for Midstate Veterinary Services in Cortland.

Michael Murphy and Lisa Valentinelli are running for two-year seats as village trustees. Mike is a retired businessman who served on the village board in the 1980s. Lisa grew up in the village and recently moved back to raise her son there. She is a teacher at TST-BOCES.

Mary Ellen Bossack is running for a one-year term on the village board. She recently retired from the Dryden Central School District, where she worked as a counselor and union president for many years. Like Mike, Mary Ellen has served as a village trustee in the past.

The four Democratic candidates, who were elected unanimously at Tuesday’s caucus, are running on a platform of fiscal responsibility, improved communication, and sensible planning. They feel that the current board of trustees has failed to budget wisely, to inform citizens of projects and costs, and to develop a sustainable plan for the village that takes citizens’ needs and desires into account. Watch this site for more information on the election as it develops.

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