Anyela's Vineyard on West Lake Road was filled with happy partygoers Friday night as the Skaneateles Republican Committee welcomed everyone to their Spring Wine Fest.
The committee used the event as a special time to introduce the slate of candidates who will be running for election this November. Among those announced, Terri Roney was officially named the candidate for town supervisor.
The nod from the committee in Roney's direction comes following town Councilwoman Ellen Kulik's drop out from the race earlier this month due to expanded responsibilities with her church.
Roney said she was officially advised of the committee's decision May 11 and is very excited for the opportunity.
The candidates will begin passing petitions in June and on the campaign trail Roney hopes to pound the pavement and reach as many members of the community as she can.
Roney said she thinks she can offer a fresh perspective on things affecting the town and has experience with local government due to her involvement in various capacities, such as her current role as the attorney for both the zoning board of appeals and the planning board.
Along with her role with the ZBA and the planning board, roney is also on the board of assessment review.
"I've been on the periphery for a lot of issues," Roney said noting just a couple of those issues. "We've got the lake issues. Let's get back to talking about consolidation of services with the village."
Overall, there are a lot of issues that have an impact on so many people and should she be elected, Roney said she "would definitely have an open door policy" and feels that keeping the public informed is key to good government.
"You have to be available to your constituents," she said.
While elected officials are the ones making policy, Roney's advice to residents is one of self-sufficiency.