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East Syracuse: Four vie for two trustee seats

Four vie for two trustee seats in East Syracuse: incumbent Barbara Falcone-Quonce, Bernie Ment, Jim Carr and Howard Evans.

Trustee Lorraine McCoy-Dadey has opted not to run for re-election as she will be running for a seat on the DeWitt Town Board in the fall.

Village elections will take place Tuesday March 18. Below are the candidate profiles:

Barbara Falcone-Quonce

Party:

People's Party

Political experience:

East Syracuse village trustee, 5 years

East Syracuse village planning board, 12 years

East Syracuse village revitalization/beautification committee, 5 years

Community involvement:

Founding and still current member of EAVES Ambulance in 1973, also past president/director;

Founder and director of St. Matthew's Over-the-Rainbow Pre-K/DayCare/After School Programs;

Twenty-year member, East Syracuse Police Department, also served as court bailiff;

Current member and past president East Syracuse Fire Department Auxiliary;

Member, Citizens Advisory Board for East Syracuse Police Services;

President and past secretary, East Syracuse Chamber of Commerce;

Work actively with abused women in East Syracuse to find them safe homes and protection, food, clothes, etc.

Named Woman of the Year by the Jaycees

Why should people vote for you?

I have lived, raised my children and been committed to the village for over 40 years. I have always been a community minded person and feel you have to give your time and resources to receive.

If you look at my record of community involvement through the years you can see that I am 100 percent committed to East Syracuse. Being a part of the team that is making East Syracuse the best place to live is what I enjoy best.

Over the past five years as a board member I have tried to be fair in all my decisions and listen to our residents when they speak. I research their concerns and get back to them with the answers. I stand my ground on issues that have come up either at board work sessions or meetings and I am not afraid to speak up.

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