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Lysander: Two vie for supervisor position

Incumbent Barry Bullis is running against John Salisbury for town supervisor in the Lysander election. The Messenger recently questioned the candidates about how they will serve their constituents. Below are their responses:

Name: Barry W. Bullis

Address: 3429 Grey Birch Dr., Baldwinsville

Age: 60

Political affiliation: Republican (endorsed by the Conservative and Independence Party's)

Professional experience: Construction management and administration

Political experience: Supervisor, town of Lysander - 1995 -- present; Lysander Republican Committee 1972 to present (chairman 1982 - 1995)

Community involvement: Baldwinsville Kiwanis Club; (past and present involvemet): Pop Warner Football; Seneca River North Little League; Baldwinsville CSD Athletic Boosters; Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce; Baldwinsville Oktoberfest Committee Volunteer; Baldwinsville Marching Band Support Group - Past President; Baldwinsville Theater Guild; Cross Lake Seneca River Association; Northwest Neighbors Rural Preservation Co.; Baldwinsville Canal Corridor Initiative Committee; Member - First Presbyterian Church (past Youth Fellowship Advisor, Current Chairman - Budget & Finance Committee)

Family: Alyce, wife of 37 years, three married sons, Jonathan (Dawn), Aaron (Leslie) and Jason (Nicole), five grandchildren, Natalie, Sera, Braydon, Ryan and Ava Grace.

Why are you running?

I like the job and I still have a lot left to give. Even with the 12 and 14 hour days, I genuinely enjoy the job of supervisor. Mostly having the opportunity to be able to help people resolve problems and issues involving government or the services they receive from it. I was very happy to be able to help bring affordable public water to the Jack's Reef area of the town in spite of opposition from the State Assembly. Advocating for the funding and construction of the Brundage Road Extension in 1996 making it possible for Anheuser-Busch to construct their rear truck entrance thereby removing countless numbers of heavy truck trips a day from the village of Baldwinsville, was one of my first experiences as to what could be accomplished in government with a diligent effort. Whether it's a sewer backup, water main break, drainage issue, barking dog, finding funding for a canal trail or an agricultural protection program, being able to help solve problems and getting answers for people keeps every day interesting. I have always subscribed to the concept of "don't tell me it can't be done; tell me how I can do it."

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