Skaneateles Both political parties have nominated their respective candidates for the November town elections. Of the four positions being filled, however, only one race is contested.
Skaneateles Democrats held a party caucus on Tuesday, Aug. 16, and nominated Nancy Murray as their candidate for town board and Tim Lynn as their candidate for town justice. Both positions are for four-year terms.
No candidate was named to run for the two-year town supervisor position or for the second of the two town board seats.
Murray is at the end of her first term on the town board, and is running unopposed.
Lynn, a Skaneateles resident, is a practicing attorney with Green & Seifter Attorneys in Syracuse, and running for a first term on the justice court.
The Skaneateles Republican Committee the previous week endorsed as its candidates: Terri Roney for town supervisor, Jim Greenfield for town board and Kathleen Dell for town justice. All three are first-term incumbents running for reelection.
Roney and Greenfield are running unopposed.
Dell will face off against Lynn in November in the town’s only contested race.
In the coming weeks, the Press will run full candidate biographies and statements to help voters make their decisions.
In the county legislature, 6th district legislator Jim Rhinehart is not running for reelection. While both party primaries are not scheduled until Sept. 13, the candidates running to replace Rhinehart seem already to be lined up.
Toby Shelley, a road patrol sergeant with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, has been endorsed by the Democrat, Working Families and Veterans parties. Shelley ran unsuccessfully for sheriff in 2010 against incumbent Republican Kevin Walsh.
Mike Plochocki, a former mayor of the village of Marcellus, has received the Republican and Independence Party endorsements.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at email@example.com.