Candidate for Supervisor:
Maynard D. Baker (R, Ic)
Address: 1325 Schroon River Rd., Warrensburg
Occupation: Business Owner/Licensed Funeral Director
Education: (No response.)
Public office now held: None
Previous public offices held: five-term, 10-year Town Supervisor; 6 years as Town Justice.
Qualifications for office: 16 years in public service; 10 years Warren County Board of Supervisors; chairman of several County committees; 10 years as town Budget Officer; founder of two successful local businesses; disabled access activist; community service volunteer with V.F.W., American Legion, Elks, and Eagles organizations; active in Adirondack Funeral Directors Association.
Leading campaign issues: High taxes and out-of-control spending. Current administration, under leadership of Supervisor Geraghty, has increased town spending over $700,000 in four short years which equates to a 25% spending increase. I will control spending much as I did during previous tenure. Opposed to sales tax increase at the county level. We must control spending and live within our means at both town and county.
What I'd accomplish if elected: Will work together with my board to control spending, lower taxes, and give all fair and equal assessments. Will work to clean and upgrade sewer lagoons and oppose unfair state mandates. Will not spend upwards of $170,000 to bill or meter water that does not meet D.O.H. standards. Will spend approximately $20,000 to install new well and close down Swan St. well. Will hold no unethical closed-door meetings. Will keep government open, honest and accessible.
Candidate for Supervisor:
Kevin B. Geraghty (C, I), incumbent
Address: 5 Greene Terrace, Warrensburg.
Occupation: Current Town Supervisor, Town of Warrensburg.
Education: Warrensburg Central School, Albany Business College
Public offices now held: Warrensburg Town Supervisor.
Public office held in past: Warrensburg Town Councilman, 13 years; Town Supervisor, 4 years; Hudson Headwaters Health Network Board of Directors, 9 years; Secretary–Treasurer Warrensburg Fire District, 36 years.
Qualifications for office: Current Town Supervisor with 17 years experience in town government. Management experience in a Fortune 500 company; extensive budgeting and cost-cutting experience.
Leading campaign issues: Keep Warrensburg moving forward! I need to continue to manage the Town and get past this economic downturn. I need to keep making improvement to the infrastructure in the town at a reasonable cost to the taxpayers.
What I'd accomplish if elected: Continue to bring integrity, experience and dedication to the office. I have served as a full-time Town Supervisor. Continue to seek out competitive grants to make improvements in town while maintaining what we have with our excellent workforce. Continue to serve all Warrensburg taxpayers. Continue to move Warrensburg forward - not backwards!
Candidate for Town Board:
John S. Alexander (R), incumbent
Address: 42 Woodward Ave., Warrensburg
Occupation: Funeral Director, funeral home owner
Education: Associates Degree in Applied Sciences
Public offices now held: Warrensburg Town Councilman, Warrensburg Cemetery Board, Warrensburg Comprehensive Plan Committee, and Warrensburg Republican Committee.
Public offices held in past: Warrensburg School Board, Hudson Headwaters Health Network Board of Directors.
Qualifications for office: Local businessman for over 23 years serving on various boards and committees that share the common goal of enhancing the workforce and resources that the Queen Village has to offer for future growth for our children's generation to remain and prosper.
Leading issues in this campaign: Continue dialogue with governmental agencies for the future expansion of the hamlet (i.e. North Warrensburg, to rtes. 9 and 28 interchange), water meter installations, wastewater treatment and well water expansion, town road and sidewalk expansion and repair, crosswalks and Main St. maintenance strip pavers. New highway garage and possible Town Hall expansion.
What I'd accomplish if elected: Most importantly I would work with Supervisor Geraghty to find the necessary grant funds for the above-mentioned projects. Continue my support for the proposed Stewart's store expansion, high-rise condominium project and find adequate space near the Northway on-ramp for commuter and parking, freeing up much needed downtown parking for visitors.
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.
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.
Public offices held in past: Warrensburg Town Board member.
Qualifications for office: Active member and officer of Warrensburg Fire Co. for 34 years, posts include Past President; 29-year active member of Warrensburg Rescue Squad; Chamber of Commerce member and Past Director; former member of Warrensburg Economic Development Council; past election inspector; member County Youth Advisory Board; Hudson Headwaters Health Network board representative: Planning Board co-chair; Republican Committeeman.
Leading campaign issues: I will work for expansion of Industrial Park, bringing jobs to town. The lagoons at the Sewage Treatment Plant are at capacity, and grants need to be secured to upgrade the plant and expand the district, and to improve the water system and fairly distribute the cost of water to those served.
What I'd accomplish if elected: I am a fiscal conservative and I will maintain an affordable tax rate so that our citizens are not overburdened. I will work to keep the town moving forward by expanding the hamlet which will encourage positive growth and increase the tax base. Also work to place Car Wash and Paper Mill properties back on tax rolls.