Our take on the Spafford town board candidates


Bragg-Adams may be the most educated and experienced candidate of all those running for the town board. She holds Master’s degrees in communications and organization management and development; she owns a consulting firm in which she focuses on management, strategic planning, organization design and change, leadership development and sales and marketing. She currently is serving her second term on the Spafford Zoning Board of Appeals, which gives her relevant experience, know-how and connections to sit on the town board. She also made clear her opposition to hydrofracking, her support for improved community services, low taxes and individual wind mills.

We believe both Frederic “Tom” Abbott and Kathy Bragg-Adams would be excellent and valuable members of the town board.

The two candidates for the special election board seat, Joyce Larrison (Republican) and Chris Fesko (Democrat), shared many of the same positions, such as opposition to hydrofracking and improvement of town services, but they differed distinctly on their stances on installation of wind mills in town as forms of alternative energy. Larrison opposes them, Fesko supports them.

Both candidates knew their issues and were passionate about serving and protecting their community. Both will be dedicated, earnest and engaged public servants. The clearly visible difference between them is their personalities. Larrison strikes us as a modest, behind-the-scenes, consensus builder; Fesko strikes us as a strong-willed, up-front individual, perhaps a bit reactionary, who will certainly, if elected, be a force to be reckoned with.

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