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Incumbent Irene Scruton seeks reelection

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.

Occupation:

Executive director, National Safety Council Chapter WNY and CNY

Headquartered in East Syracuse. M.B.A. -- Syracuse University

Political background:

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

Community involvement:

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.

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