Skaneateles Republican Committee announces slate

The Skaneateles Republican Committee is ready to run.

The committee recently met and voted on a slate of candidates to run in the November town elections.

Open seats include town supervisor, town clerk, tax collector, highway superintendent, town board and county legislator. The committee has endorsed Ellen Kulik for town supervisor, Janet Aaron for town clerk, Lori Milne for tax collector, Jim Card for highway superintendent, Charles "Rick" Keyes and Steven McGlynn for town board, and James Rhinehart for Onondaga County Legislator.

Kulik is a current town board member and was elected to this term in November 2005. In the three plus years Kulik has been a member of the board, she has proven herself to be a hardworking, dedicated and thoughtful board member, which she will continue to be in the role as town supervisor.

While candidates Keyes and McGlynn are new to the political arena, they are not new to the Skaneateles area or the issues facing the community. Each has expressed issues he would like to address, should he be elected including preserving of the quality of Skaneateles Lake and shared services to reduce tax burdens among others.

Aaron was voted New York State Region 5 Town Clerk of the Year in 2008 by her colleagues, and has been town clerk for 15 years. She continues to be active in the state and county Town Clerks Association and has served as district director and president, respectively, of these associations.

Milne has been tax collector for 15 years, and continues to be active in the New York State Association of Tax Receivers and Collectors and is the immediate past-president. She also is the current secretary to the Onondaga County Tax Receivers and Collectors.

Card has worked for the highway department since 1981. Elected in 1993 as superintendent, he is also active with the New York State and County Highway Superintendents Association, serving as past secretary/treasurer.

Rhinehart, since 2005 has been the County Legislator for the Sixth District which serves Spafford, Otisco, Marcellus, Skaneateles and parts of Camillus. He currently serves as chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee and sits on several committees with the legislature.

Anyone interested in becoming involved or participating in upcoming Republican Committee events, please contact Sue Greenfield Murphy at 554-8080 or e-mail her at suegmurphy@hotmail.com.

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