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Meet the candidates: Camillus town supervisor

— Incumbent Mary Ann Coogan, a 50-year resident of the town, is being challenged by Kimberly Sacco, a 1988 graduate of West Genesee High School, for the position of Camillus Town Supervisor. Elections are Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Mary Ann Coogan

Bio: I have lived in Camillus for 50 years.  My husband, Terry and I have been married 40 years and have three children. I have been town supervisor since 1998.  Prior to serving as town supervisor I served as 3rd Ward Councilwoman for 12 years. I am endorsed by the Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Veterans Parties.

Why are you running for office? I have a passion for our community and love public service. Additionally, I would like to continue building upon the opportunity for prosperity in our community and for our residents. We will have these opportunities when “Township 5” becomes a reality. Government can be a double edged sword. It has a tendency to move slowly, which can be increasingly frustrating, but if it moves to quickly poor decisions will be made.

Why are you the best candidate for this office? I am the best candidate for this office because of my municipal experience and knowledge of governmental financing. Serving as president of the Onondaga County Supervisor’s Association allows me to connect with leaders from all over Onondaga County bringing expert advice to constituents.

What are the issues facing the town and what will you do to address them? The main issues facing the town are: maintaining the services that our residents have come to enjoy while keeping taxes stable and working with our business community to stop our tax base from eroding.

Kimberly Sacco 

Bio: Age 41, 202 Elmtree, Single, one child, son Tyler Sacco, 13.

Graduated West Genesee High School 1988, Regents Diploma; Colgate University, class of 1993, Double Major: Sociology/Anthropology and Native American Studies. Registered Democrat, endorsed by Democratic and Working Family parties. Current Employment: counselor/therapist at Crouse Hospital Chemical Dependency Treatment Services. 

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