Ti supervisor to seek re-election

The incumbent made the announcement after asked if he was running during the public comment portion a town board meeting. That question has consumed me for a month, Dedrick said. We have some tremendous activities and important projects in progress. Id like to be a part of those the next two years. Right now there are so many positive things happening in Ticonderoga I want to be a part of, he said. Dedrick went on to praise the Ti town board, town employees and many volunteers who work on community projects. They make it possible to achieve progress in the community, he said. Brick Howe, chairman, and Robert Chooch Pell-deChame, vice chairman, of the Ticonderoga Main Street Program praised Dedrick. Youve been an exemplary public servant and I want you to serve another two years, Howe said. Pell-deChame said hes a Democrat, but hes pleased Republican Dedrick will seek another term. Bob has gotten the ball rolling; there is a momentum in the community, Pell-deChame said. Bob has been able to instill enthusiasm in a whole bunch of us. Bob is the man of the hour. Im thrilled hes made this decision. Dedrick stressed hell only seek one more term. I want to make it clear, Ill run for another two years but nothing beyond that not for a million dollars, he said. Dedrick, a three-term Ti supervisor, is a retired teacher and coach in the Ticonderoga Central School District. Following a tough campaign for re-election in 2005, he announced he would not run again. This will be my third and final term, he said days after re-election in 2005. I made up my mind long before this election. I have several projects I want to see completed and needed another term to do it. Thats the only reason I ran this time. Theres a lot of stress in this job and Im anxious to get my private life back, Dedrick concluded. A Republican, Dedrick garnered 908 votes to win that 2005 race. Challenger James Wells Jr., an independent, received 700 votes.

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