Leading campaign issues: Keeping taxes low; understanding governmental budgeting practices and preparing realistic budgets; and controlling spending at the county level. I am opposed to raising the county sales tax to meet county budget deficits. The town needs to plan more - for years, its been shooting from the hip. We need to decide whether we need to invest in enhancing the town hall, or pursue constructing a new town garage to replace one that's rapidly deteriorating - we need more long-range planning.
What I'd accomplish if elected: I'd support an effort to get the highest possible price for the trash plant in its upcoming sale by exploring the option of opening up bids for the plant to parties other than the present plant operators who will be offering only $3.5 million or so for the plant. I'll have several dangerous intersectionsin town evaluated for possible redesign to boost safety. I'll work to provide more public access to the Hudson River for boating and other recreational purposes
Supervisor Candidate Randy M. Oppitz (D)
- withdrew from race Oct. 23
Candidate for Town Board:
Albert Vasak (R,I)
Address: Hall Mountain Rd., Warrensburg.
Occupation: Retired Director of Athletics and teacher, Warrensburg Central School.
Education: College degree.
Public office now held: Thurman town board member.
Public office held in past: None.
Qualifications for office: Lived in Thurman for 38 years, married local resident Clara Cameron, raised a family here. Teacher, athletic director and coach for 34 years. Served on school Negotiations Committee, Committee to hire a Superintendent and various personnel. Helped design the athletic facilities at the new high school. Served on various athletic committees for Section II and the state. Served as a volunteer fireman for 10 years, some tenure as co. secretary.
Leading campaign issues: The board is made up of people with various interests and ideas, that have the best interests of the town in mind, and I hope to help in some of those pursuits. I may be able to influence the people or change public policy with new independent values, creativity responsibility and honesty. We will be able to solve issues that are most essential to our town.