Serafin wins spot as Manlius mayor

Not only because of its size, but because of its location at the gateway of our village. I can envision a dynamic mix of retail, residential and commercial use buildings that will be the catalyst for additional smart development. Much like Liberty Square was for the medical center and adult living facility that are its neighbors.

We also need to further develop a pedestrian friendly village and establish a long range parking improvement plan.

What I'd like to remain status quo is the pride our residents feel for the village of Manlius. Together, we can grow our village and re-invigorate our business districts without loosing the spirit of Manlius.

Who was your greatest support/inspiration in your run for mayor?

My greatest support came from my mother, step-dad and brothers. But I would be remiss to not include my running mates, Mayor Penhall and all who reached out to encourage me and contribute to our campaign as well. Thanks a million from the bottom of my heart.

But my greatest inspiration came from the countless fellow residents I met going door to door through out the mighty village of Manlius. There is one common thread in each and every household. Everyone I've met is proud to call Manlius their home and wouldn't choose to live any place else. That goes for me too.

I am proof positive that it can take a village to surmount seemingly impossible hurdles and make victory even sweeter. Any day events can occur that leave lasting imprints on our lives...

The day I drew my first portrait.

The day I won a full tuition scholarship to RIT.

The day my father died.

The day I was diagnosed with cancer.

The day my nephew, Nicholas, was born.

And now I have another day, March 18, when the village of Manlius entrusted me with their confidence to be their next mayor. Election Day has left an indelible imprint on my mind, heart and soul. As your mayor, I will serve Manlius to make good on a debt I owe to a village that has given so much to my family and me.

You are my greatest inspira

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