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Michalenko wins in DeWitt

Ed Michalenko checks the results of the DeWitt election on campaign volunteer Eric Misiaszek’s smart phone. Michalenko defeated Art Diamond to retain the DeWitt supervisor position.

Ed Michalenko checks the results of the DeWitt election on campaign volunteer Eric Misiaszek’s smart phone. Michalenko defeated Art Diamond to retain the DeWitt supervisor position. David Tyler

— “A lot of those issues are some form of environmental concern,” he said. “I think that’s important to people.”

Two councilors re-elected, one newcomer

Democrat Jack Dooling, newly elected to fill the post vacated by Vicky Baker, said he plans to put the experience garnered during his long career as a purchasing agent with Crouse Hinds to work in reducing town expenses.

“My first priority is to work with the highway department to do something about the spending,” he said. “I look at the budget for next year and I know that I can help them with that.”

Dooling grew up in Eastwood and his father was a politician in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Now retired and a resident of Franklin Park, he spends much of his time volunteering for a variety of community organizations.

“I grew up with it,” he said. “I go out and I help people. That’s what I’ve been doing my entire life.”

Dooling is joined on the board by incumbents Kerry Mannion, a Democrat, and Ken Andrews, a Republican, who with 18 years on the board is DeWitt’s longest-serving board member.

David Tyler is publisher of Eagle Newspapers. He can be reached at dtyler@eaglenewsonline.com.

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