There were claims made that there were difficulties between the former clerk's office and the town office. How will you improve relations between these two entities, if elected?
Most of the "conflict" has been specifically between the town supervisor and the town clerk. By law, the town clerk does not work for the town supervisor. The duties and responsibilities of the town clerk's office are mandated by the New York State Dept of State. The immediate supervisor of the town clerk is the New York State Secretary of State.
The town supervisor does not appear to like this arrangement and has found a way to circumvent the intent of State law by hand picking a town clerk that will work directly for him. [Lysander Supervisor Barry] Bullis' statements that his candidate is "most qualified" are a self-serving fantasy designed to consolidate his control of Lysander Town Government. In fact, during the Lysander Town Republican Party selection process, Mr. Bullis specifically picked the least qualified candidate. The people of the town of Lysander deserve better treatment and should not be misled by misrepresentation of the facts.