Republican and incumbent Irene Scruton is one of six running for a councilor seat on the DeWitt Town Board. There are three vacant spots. Election Day is Tuesday Nov. 3.
Executive director, National Safety Council Chapter WNY and CNY
Headquartered in East Syracuse. M.B.A. -- Syracuse University
Elected to the town board in 2001 and re-elected in 2005
Chair of the Town's Technology Committee, Insurance Committee and Library Committee
Former DeWitt Police Commissioner
Member of the Transition Committee for the elimination of the town's tax receiver position
DeWitt Parks and Trailways advocate
Political endorsements include Independent, Republican, Conservative and Veteran parties
Onondaga Community College (OCC) Foundation Board - Executive Committee and Chair Scholarship Committee
Girl Scouts NY-Penn Region -- board member and chair of Development Committee
Onondaga Traffic Safety Advisory Board -- board member, past chairperson, chair
Youth Driver Committee
Former DeWitt Police commissioner
Leadership Greater Syracuse Graduate and former board member
Breast Cancer Awareness Think Pink Advocate
DeWitt and East Syracuse Chamber and Friends of Library
Why are you running for re-election on the DeWitt Town Board?
I continue to believe that the town of DeWitt is the most beautiful, diverse and neighborhood accessible town in the region and am honored to serve its residents. In addition to being a fiscally responsible voice on the board and an advocate for community policing, throughout my term, residents have been able to count on me to actively support town programs and projects that, as a priority, protect, connect and strengthen our neighborhoods. I am asking the voters for their support so I can continue the budget initiatives, advocate for our neighborhoods and follow through on community projects that I supported in Jamesville, East Syracuse and DeWitt.
Name at least two key issues happening within the town that concern you because they can affect town residents positive or negative and please describe what you would like to do to address them.