Dems fill full slate for town of Skaneateles elections

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

Military Service:

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.

Personal statement:

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.

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