Cicero Town Councilor Jim Corl, Jr. announced his intentions to run for town supervisor during a small press conference held May 4 in Brewerton.
During his announcement for candidacy, Corl unveiled a three point plan "to get [the] community back on track so that future generations can prosper," which focused on economic development, shared services agreements and consolidation, and taxes.
"Over the past year and a half under the current supervisor we have seen the largest tax increase in the town in seven years, efforts to undo consolidation agreements that save tax dollars, lack of investment in the hamlet of Brewerton, and a costly union contract we simply cannot afford. Continuing down the current path will certainly be detremental to our home," Corl read from a prepared speech.
Corl, a Republican who has served on the town board for two terms since 2004, held the meeting in Brewerton to highlight this "lack of attention" given to the community by current Town Supervisor Judy Boyke.
Those in attendance included his wife, Amy; and children, James, 8, Jonathan, 6, and Elizabeth, 20 months. Former Cicero Supervisor Chet Dudzinski was also present, along with local elected officials Cicero Councilor Vern Conway, Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra, Clay Supervisor Damian Ulatowski and Legislator Bill Meyer.
Elections for seats on the Cicero Town Board will take place in November.