FREWSBURG – Three candidates will host a coffee and conversation night to allow the public to meet them and discuss issues.
County Executive George Borrello is running for State Senator to fill Catharine Young’s vacated seat. Former Town Supervisor Russell Payne is running for Town Of Carroll Supervisor. Susan Rowley is running for Town Of Carroll Clerk.
The event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Myers Memorial Library, 6 FalconerSt., Frewsburg.
“I understand that being a public servant means going above and beyond the normal duties of your elected position, working hard to build coalitions, always advocating for local priorities and projects, and defending the values we all share,” Borrello said in a statement on his campaign page. “I have no problem doing all this and more because I care about our region and its people.”
Payne said among his goals are to improve the business district, improve the town park infrastructure, fight for transparency in local government and work to deal with vacant properties in the town, such as the former Vac Air Alloys and Ethan Allen properties.
Payne said he will use his “intense dedication, passion and devotion” to fight for change and safeguard the rights and quality of life Carroll residents deserve. Payne, a U.S. Air Force veteran, is a member of Carroll Concerned Citizens and has fought against the implementation of a landfill in the town for the last 15 years.