North Syracuse Democrats endorse Browning for mayor

Village of North Syracuse Mayor Diane Browning has been unanimously endorsed by the North Syracuse Village Democrats for their mayoral candidate for the special election to be held June 15.

Browning was selected at a recent caucus where Village Trustee Fred Fergerson was also selected as their candidate for trustee in the special election.

After the former village mayor, John Heindorf, resigned in January, Browning was appointed by the Village Board to complete the term through June 31. Fergerson was then appointed to fill Browning's trustee position through July.

The Village Democrats released a statement on behalf of their nominations that said they "applaud her efforts in bringing stability to the village after Heindorf's resignation."

Browning was also commended for her "strong leadership throughout a very difficult budget process, during which the future of the county sales tax remains uncertain."

In her efforts, the Village Democrats said the sharing of services with the town of Cicero have been a good step with further service sharing under review.

Browning also served as the Village Senior Advocate for six years, during which time she "was a leading force" in the construction of the Toll Road Park Senior Apartment Project. The 60-unit project will begin soon and occupancy is scheduled for fall of 2011.

The mayor's next community plans include the Walkable Village Project that will be available for residents and others interested in fitness and walking to recreation, historic, cultural and business locations in the village.

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