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Six vie for three spots on DeWitt Town Board

Jack Dooling retired from Crouse Hinds Jan. 31, 2006, after 37 years as a purchasing agent; he started volunteering at Vera House and Loretto in Febuary 2006. He received Vera House’s 2010 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year and has helped more than 100 abused women get orders of protection, custody papers and financial help through the Onondaga County Family Court System. In 2007 he received the Volunteer of the Year award from the United Way for his work at Vera House. This is his first time running for public office.

Endorsements:

Democratic, Working Families, Conservative and Veterans Parties; IBEW 1249, CSEA, Sheet Metal Local 58, Teamsters Local 1249, UAW Region 9 and Dewitt PBA.

Why are you running for DeWitt town board?

I am running for office for the first time because I am retired and have the time, energy and desire to help the people of DeWitt. I have been in the business of helping people since I started coaching youth sports in East Syracuse 40 years ago.

What is your public service mission?

I hope to [make] a difference on the DeWitt Town Board by using my vast procurement experience in purchasing management to save the tax payers of DeWitt on their purchases, bidding practices and consolidation efforts over the next four years.

What do you believe to be your constituency’s most pressing issue or challenge?

To keep taxes down and continue to find new ways to decrease overall expenditures by the town.

What is your leadership philosophy?

Lead by example. As a purchasing agent in charge of $15 million of purchases per year, I was challenged yearly to reduce overall costs by finding better methods and suppliers to meet cost improvement goals. I can do the same at the town of DeWitt and work with the Departments to implement this type of program, thus saving the taxpayers some of their hard earned money.

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