Issues in Town of Union Supervisor's Race
11/5/2012 (Updated 11/6/2012 5:39:06 PM)Democratic Candidate for Town of Union Supervisor Jack Cheevers says that the town's current leadership needs to be fixed to help the villagers.
"They pay a lot of town taxes and they are pretty much shut out. A lot of secrecy is involved in the town. I don't think they treat the villages very well," said Cheevers.
Cheevers has served as the town's supervisor before-- for five terms in the past 30 years.
But Rose Sotak, the Republican incumbent Town of Union Supervisor, says that it is important to keep her in office so that she can finish what she is planning to do with the town's federal grant for flood recovery and repairing infrastructure.
"Our 10.1 million dollar grant, we have a lot of vision for that, where that's going to go, and that's just kicking off."
One of the focuses of Cheever's campaign is in redistricting the town of union. He wants each of it's four council members to represent distinct sections of union--giving Endwell, Johnson City, Endicott and west corners more equal representation.
"We're too big. We should break it up into at least 4 legislative districts. and leave it up to the voters," said Cheevers.
Sotak says that Cheevers doesn't offer the town what it needs.
"They don't bring anything to the table and we've talked to the voters about how we're going to improve our infrastructure. We're looking at economic development here," said Sator.
The polls open tomorrow at 6 am.
Samantha McDonald, Fox 40 News.
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