continued However, Dudzinski said he made no such commitment.
“Ever since this came out, I’ve had a lot of people ask me, ‘What do you mean by that?’ What I said was, at this time when that press release came out, I don’t intend to run,” he said. “But my phone’s been ringing off the hook with people that believe I should rethink that position in the future. I’m really surprised at the response to that. Most people say, ‘You should run, go for it.’ So I’m keeping it in the back of my mind.”
Dudzinski said he brings 16 years of town government experience and a different perspective to the legislature.
“I have an opportunity at the county legislature to offer another view on issues that impact the town,” he said. “For example, the sales tax issue was a huge hit for all the towns. Did they take into consideration the impact on the towns? If I was there, I would have been discussing it. I’ve experienced what happens at the town level. That’s one of my biggest concerns and one of the things I’m very familiar with.”
Dudzinski, who serves on the Onondaga County Planning Board, also said he believed he had more support from the committee.
“[Mahoney] came to our [committee] meeting [in January] and said, ‘Anybody that wants letters or emails send to me, have people do it on your behalf.’ So that’s what I did,” Dudzinski said. “I believe, and she knows more accurately because I haven’t seen them, but I believe there was an excess of 40 or 50 letters sent on my behalf by a number of different people. Jim may have had three to six. But she can better tell you that.”
Corl said the committee’s vote speaks for itself.
“From the committee’s perspective, they made their choice,” he said. "Their message was loud and clear as to who they want to see on the ballot in the fall.”
Corl said he’s looking forward to the campaign.
“I think everybody’s excited about race and getting on with the campaign,” he said. “It’s important to note, I’m really enjoying the role of supervisor. For the rest of the year, we’ll make sure we keep moving forward with the goals we’ve set, and I look forward to great and positive campaign in the fall. I have a good message of accountability and less spending.”