Warrensburg races

Candidate for Town Board:

Bryan Rounds (R,I)

Address: Alden Ave, Warrensburg.

Occupation: Self-employed paving & excavating contractor.

Education: Warrensburg High School Class of 1985; two-year Vocational Machine Tool Technology program graduate, 4-year Machinist Apprenticeship.

Age: 42

Public offices now held: member, Warrensburg Republican Committee and Warren County Republican Committee.

PUblic offices held in past: Warrensburg Board of Assessment Review Chairman, 7 years; Warrensburg Planning Board Chairman, 7 years; Warrensburg Republican Committee Chairman, 1 year.

Qualifications for office: Past training in real property evaluation; knowledge of municipal water & sewer infrastructure; extensive knowledge of local planning & zoning code; commitment to Warrensburg's small-town appeal; Accessibility - willing to listen & act upon taxpayer concerns; Expertise as a mediator - natural ability to arbitrate conflict; 20-plus years' experience in customer satisfaction.

Leading campaign issues: 1) Excessive tax assessments: Could you sell your property today at its current assessed value? 2) Poor water quality and quantity: With the wettest summer on record we have a sprinkler ban on water we can't drink. Why? 3) Excessive municipal spending amidst a nationwide economic downturn; 4) Lack of governmental transparency.

What I'd accomplish if elected: 1) Work tirelessly as a servant to the local taxpayer; 2) Promote open government, welcoming taxpayer input; 3) Assist local departments in spending reform; 4) Find solutions, not make excuses; 5) Support youth programs: beach, fish hatchery, recreation field, etc. 6) Organize a community-based youth job corps, enabling young people to engage in work-related educational activities that will benefit the local taxpayers, while instilling positive work ethic and community pride.

Candidate for Town Board:

Joseph M. Barlow (C,Ic), incumbent

Address: 8 Raymond Lane, Warrensburg.

Occupation: McPhillips Insurance Agencies, Account Executive, Agent & Broker.

Education: Graduate of SUNY at Alfred with AAS Degree in Business, graduate of Hudson Falls Central School.

Public office now held: Two-term Councilman, Town of Warrensburg; Deputy Supervisor.

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