Our Candidates

Dan now teaches at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, but Tompkins County residents know him best as the former District Representative for US Congressman Maurice Hinchey, for whom Dan ran local offices in Ithaca and in Binghamton. Dan, a 13-year resident of McLean, serves on the Dryden Town Board as Deputy Supervisor.

Dan hopes to reduce Dryden's property tax burden by finding strategic opportunities for economic development that will grow our tax base. He is working to revitalize Dryden's Revolving Loan Fund to support small businesses and create local jobs. Because one of Dan's priorities is to promote, preserve, and protect Dryden's natural beauty and natural resources, he is very much in favor of implementing the bipartisan plan for a muti-use trail to connect the villages to Varna and Ithaca and wants to help the town support the village in refurbishing Montgomery Park. He is also helping the town work to fulfill the goals of the Varna Plan.


Kathy works for the Departmant of Public Works in Ithaca, following years of public service with the State of Florida. In Ithaca, Kathy has been involved in several committees that created or modified city ordinances and policies/procedures, including the Street Vending Permit Policy, the City-wide Wellness Policy, and the Commons Ordinance. She has also learned a lot about engineering, construction, and road maintenance while at the City. 

Kathy was appointed to the Dryden Town Board in 2016 and is working with the Budget Committee to try to balance Dryden's budget. Dryden residents know her as the representative for Dryden and Freeville on the Tompkins County Youth Services Board, as prior Chair of the Dryden Recreation and Youth Commission, and as an active volunteer with the annual Dryden Lake Festival. She wants the town to prioritize and provide new recreation opportunities for children and adults throughout the town.