Town Board seat up for primary vote Tuesday

HORICON Two candidates will be up for election in this years race for the town council seat vacated by the resignation of Shirley Bolton. The two candidates, Joseph Dooris and Dennis Bolton Sr., are lifelong residents of the town of Horicon and have both served as elected officials for the town in the past. Joe Dooris is a 1977 graduate of North Warren Central School. He was elected Horicon Town Justice in 1990 and served in that capacity until 1996. He has also served as a member of the planning board, and is currently chairman of the Horicon Zoning Board of Appeals. According to Dooris, he has been attending Horicon Town Board meetings regularly for several years and is therefore very familiar with the political landscape at present. His primary focus is to save the town residents tax dollars by offering what he calls innovative solutions to a range of issues. Dooris said that an important function of the town council is to find funding sources for necessary projects. He said that he would make it his duty to seek out grants and pursue them aggressively. Dooris will be listed on the Republican and Independent line in the Sept. 9 primary. Dennis Bolton Sr., a 1952 graduate of Chestertown High School served on the local school board prior to the consolidation of area schools into North Warren Central School District. Bolton has served for years as the sole assessor for Horicon. According to Bolton, his track record as assessor demonstrates his fair-mindedness. Bolton said he believes the current council has been spending tax monies irresponsibly. He said he would represent an independent voice to an often overly agreeable body. Bolton will also be listed on the Republican and Independent line in this months primary.

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