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Skaneateles Democrats hold candidate meet and greet

Democratic candidates, from left, Tim Lynn, Toby Shelley and Nancy Murray spoke to voters during a meet and greet at the Skaneateles Community Center on Oct. 18.

Democratic candidates, from left, Tim Lynn, Toby Shelley and Nancy Murray spoke to voters during a meet and greet at the Skaneateles Community Center on Oct. 18. Laura Stabbert

— On Tuesday, Oct. 18, about 25 people were present at the second community meeting for the Skaneateles Democratic Party. The meeting served as a meet and greet to introduce the party’s three candidates in the upcoming November elections.

“The Town Justice position is up for election. Tim Lynn is experienced, and we feel we have a strong candidate when you consider his legal background," said Gail Vander Linde, Town Democratic Party chair, when asked about the big issues in the upcoming election.

The Democrats have three candidates in this upcoming election. Tim Lynn for Skaneateles town justice, who is running against Republican Kathy Dell. Toby Shelley for county legislator in district 6, which includes Otisco, Spafford, Marcellus, Skaneateles and Camillus, who is running against Republican Mike Plochocki. Also, Nancy Murray, who is running for her second term as Town Councilor unopposed.

“The biggest challenge is being a judge in a small community, each group deserves to be treated fairly who comes into court. They will be, if I get elected,” Lynn said. “I am a Finger Lakes guy, I love the region and I love living here and I have a breadth of experience that is somewhat rare.”

Shelley laid out his credentials from fire chief to having his master’s degree in criminal justice, he believes for the past 27 years he has been working with integrity and leadership and he hopes to succeed as county legislator.

Laura Stabbert is an Eagle Newspapers contributor. She can be reached through the editor at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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