Our Candidates


MARY ANN SUMNER is running for reelection as Town Supervisor. Mary Ann has controlled costs and managed staff with finesse, dedicating many, many hours to untangling ongoing complex financial policies and setting a course toward better fiscal management for the town's future. She is proud of the hard work she and the board put into protecting the town from heavy industry, producing action plans to go with the town's Comprehensive Plan, and attaining broadband service for rural areas to bring nearly all of Dryden into the 21st century. Recently, she has begun building a cooperative relationship with the Village of Dryden, meeting regularly with Mayor Zimmer in a spirit of collaboration.

JASON LEIFER is proud of his work as Deputy Supervisor and Town Council member. He helped pass and defend the ban on fracking, supported children and families through his advocacy for community centers and recreation programs, and worked hard with Clarity Connect to offer wireless high-speed internet throughout the town, in support of families and home-based businesses. Jason plans to continue to promote Dryden as a place to live, play, and do business, with a focus on agri-tourism.

GREG SLOAN is a Cornell astronomer and Ellis Hollow resident who is running for office for the first time. As a scientist, he is able to separate fact from fiction and to focus easily on key elements of an argument. As a father of two, he is eager to provide his kids and yours with an environment that is safe, pleasant, scenic, and flourishing. And as a lifelong Democrat, he believes that government is designed to help us do things together that we could not accomplish alone. Greg looks forward to assisting Dryden in progressing toward a sustainable future.    
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RICK YOUNG, JR. who is running for Highway Superintendent, is a small-business owner, a contractor, and a fireman—formerly chief at Neptune Hose Company. Rick is concerned about the current disconnect between the highway department and the people, and he intends to be a responsive government official, communicating with the public to alleviate concerns about road conditions, snow removal, and brush control.

Our county candidates are MARTHA ROBERTSON for District 13 (the west side of Dryden) and MIKE LANE for District 14 (the east side of Dryden, including the villages of Dryden and Freeville). Both are among the hardest-working government officials in the county, and both have multiple accomplishments to point to in their time on the county legislature. For more about Martha and Mike, click on the links by their pictures.

                                                                                                                                  MIKE LANE