Jul 12, 2007 Eagle Newspapers Uncategorized
Phil Tierney for Skaneateles Town Supervisor
Worked for Montgomery County, Md. in various positions from 1968 until 2000 with a break in service between 1971 and 1976 to accept appointment as General Counsel to Maryland Commission on Human Relations, Baltimore.
Retired from government service in 2000 and moved to Skaneateles.
Elected town supervisor in 2005.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.George Washington University, graduate work in public administration; Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1968
Received draft notice in 1959 and enlisted in U.S. Army. Assigned for active duty to HQUSASA, Arlington Hall Station, Arlington, Va. Served on active duty between 1959 and 1962. Separated from active service in 1962 with inactive reserve obligation until 1965. Honorable discharge in March 1965. Highest rank at time of discharge SP/5. Security clearance: top-secret crypto
Born in Brooklyn Nov. 13, 1936. Parents were Herbert and Regina Conroy Tierney (now deceased); and two brothers (now deceased). Married with six children, 11 grandchildren.
I will continue to work as a full-time public servant providing necessary services, protecting neighborhoods and the environment and promoting affordable housing and responsible land use policies that preserve the character of Skaneateles for present and future generations.
Provide people of the town with open and responsive government.
Continue cooperative efforts with other government entities to consolidate functions for more effective and efficient operations.
Susan McCurn Byrne for town justice
Current position of Grand Jury Court Reporter, United States District Court.
Twenty-seven years’ court reporting experience in Central New York including Skaneateles Town Court, U.S. District Court, Supreme Court, City Court and Workers Compensation. Court reporter for motions, arbitrations, hearings and depositions.
Experience working with many areas of law enforcement, such as: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Labor, Customs and Immigration, Drug Enforcement Administration, Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and many local police agencies.
Operator of a freelance court reporting firm; managed scheduling, billing and oversight for up to four contract reporters.
Current editorial consultant to children’s book series, “The Adirondack Kids.”
CCBI, associate’s degree in court reporting
Syracuse University, bachelor of Arts
30 year resident of Skaneateles
Member, St. Mary’s of the Lake Church
Married to attorney Michael J. Byrne; mother of two; grandmother of five; granddaughter of former New York State Supreme Court Justice; Daughter of sitting U.S. District Court Judge.
Over the course of my career as a court reporter, I have developed a very good understanding of the general principles of law. My specific day-to-day duties have enabled me to amass a very broad general knowledge in many areas of law, both civil and criminal, that might at some point come before a Town Justice.
In my profession, I have spent my time as an unbiased observer, listening to people present their various positions. I believe that I have in the process developed the ability to be a patient and good listener, and have developed a strong aptitude for assessing credibility.
As Town Justice, I will do my best to assure that every person that comes before the court is treated fairly and equitably. I will strive to apply the principles of law to each individual case in a common-sense manner.
Kathryn A. M. Carlson for town council
Skaneateles School District (retired)
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services and Special Programs, 1994 to 2007
Director of Pupil Personnel Services, 1984 to 1994
School Psychologist, 1976 to 1984
Interim Superintendent of Schools, September to December 2005
Interim Principal, State Street School, Fall 2004
Led the Skaneateles school district’s planning efforts as facilitator of the District Planning Team since its inception in 1992
Chair of the district’s Professional Standards Committee.
Reviewer, Empire State Advantage program — out of the Governor’s office
Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts, Distinction in all subjects, Phi Beta Kappa
Syracuse University, Master of Science, Psychology
Certificate, Educational Administration
Certificate, Strategic Planning from the American Association of School Administrators
30 year resident of Skaneateles
Member, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Council
President, Holy Trinity Preschool Board of Directors
Member, Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Dispatch Services
SAVES Member, 1980 to 1985, past treasurer
Mother of two (son in Skaneateles, daughter in Alaska), Grandmother of three, avid gardener, reader, photographer
Lover of all things Alaskan (especially my daughter!)
To provide town residents with open and responsive government
To continue the recent efforts to preserve lake quality and plan for environmentally sound growth
To increase cooperation among the town, village and school district, in the interests of increasing efficiencies, improving services and reducing costs
I have a deep love of this community, and a long-standing desire to preserve its unique qualities while providing for the needs of its residents. I believe in a responsive and responsible town government that can keep expenses in check while addressing those concerns that threaten the quality of life we who live here appreciate so much. In my profession I have learned the value of communication and finding common ground in addressing controversial issues. I believe that our community will become better and stronger as we plan for the well-being of the natural environment we cherish, and the needs of those who live here – young and old, town and village, working class and professional, able-bodied and challenged, needy and prosperous.
Nancy Murray for town council
For the past several years I have worked as a tutor for high school students.
I was a teacher in many schools in New York and New Jersey (St. Mary School For the Deaf in Buffalo, Syracuse City Schools, Woodbridge New Jersey Schools, Rutgers Campus School, long-term Substitute Teacher in Skaneateles, Westhill BOCES Program for the Deaf)
Member, Delta Kappa Gamma
Member, Alpha Omega, President for 2 two-year terms
LeMoyne College, Bachelor of Arts, Humanities
University of Buffalo, Master of Education
Graduate Coursework in Education, Rutgers and NJ State Teachers College
44 year resident of Skaneateles
Parishioner, St. Mary of the Lake; Member, Church Council; Member, Social and Human Development Committees
Organized First After-the-Ball Party, Alcohol & Drug Free event for Skaneateles HS Students
Skaneateles Community Center, Special Events Committee
Democratic Party Election Inspector
Town Board’s Affordable Housing Committee Member
Widow of the late Dr. Francis M. Murray.
Raised six children; Grandmother to 11.
“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow —
I know this community well. I have worked here, raised my family here and have actively participated in the life of the town. I want to contribute my skills — affinity for detail, strong organizational ability, team builder — and help make sure that Skaneateles continues to be a wonderful place to live.
I want to make sure people have a say in how the town government is run. I want to help ensure that Skaneateles remains an affordable place to raise a family, as well as a place to age with dignity and grace.
Join the campaign:
If you would like to volunteer to work on the campaign, contact Skaneateles Democrats Campaign Chair Mary Sennett at 685-1202.