Legislator Holmquist faces challenger in Nov. 8 election

— Kevin Holmquist, County Legislator for District 10, is being challenged by Gwyn Mannion in her first run for public office. Holmquist has been endorsed by the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Veterans parties and Mannion has endorsements from the Democrat and Working Family parties. Election day is Nov. 8.

Kevin Holmquist was as a Manlius Village Trustee from 1991 to 2000, a Manlius Town Councilor from 2001 to 2005 and has been County Legislator for District 10 since 2005.

“This experience has been invaluable to our district and has enabled me to fully represent our three villages of Manlius, Minoa and Fayetteville as well as our Town of Manlius,” Holmquist said.

Gwyn Mannion played a major role in planning and building the East Area YMCA in Fayetteville and still serves on the board. She was Fayetteville-Manlius High School STPA President for four years, and her six kids all graduated from F-M High School. She has been a Better Chance board member, she is an active volunteer team leader at the Samaritan Center through Immaculate Conception Church, and she serves on the SUNY Upstate Medical University Council. She is also president of the Museum of Science and Technology Foundation.

“Community service is important to me,” Mannion said. “I have been active in both town of Manlius and county-wide organizations for many years.”

Why are you running for District 10 Legislator?

Holmquist: I am running for re-election to the County Legislature because I love our community and I have the experience to be effective and responsive to the taxpayers. As a 35-year resident of the town of Manlius, I have deep roots in our community. Our great town and our three beautiful villages offer a quality of life that is not available in many other places. I have dedicated myself to public service in our community. I am a graduate of F-M High School, Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University. I have a great collaborative working relationship with our three villages, our town government and both F-M and ESM school districts. I have a record that I am proud of in the County Legislature and I am the best candidate to handle the tremendous challenges that we have ahead. I have been responsive to our community’s needs and have delivered for our district, consistently supporting lower taxes and lower spending.

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