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  • Palmyra mayoral race

  • Palmyra mayoral race

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  • One seat available for a 4-year term
    NAME Jim Elliott
    AGE Not provided
    HOMETOWN Palmyra
    EDUCATION Not provided
    OCCUPATION Not provided
    FAMILY Not provided
    PARTY Democrat
    In his own words
    As a life long resident of the Village of Palmyra I offer a well rounded background for the position of Mayor. I served in the US. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged. I then attended Finger Lakes Community College and graduated with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. After working for Eastman Kodak for five years as Supervisor, I bought and opened a convenience grocery store in Canandaigua.
    I was elected as Village Trustee and served two terms as elected Village Mayor of Palmyra. As Trustee, I worked with the Engineers and Contractors on the first major upgrade to the local sewer plant. During my time as Mayor, roadway and sidewalk projects were completed. The Water Plant had major upgrades during this time.
    While serving as Trustee and Mayor, I was active in the New York Conference of Mayors attending training workshops. I served as co-chairperson of their Personnel Committee four times.
    I have been a member of the Wayne County Democratic and Local Democratic Committees for 25 years. During that time there has been a concerted effort to make the citizens aware of the importance of their participation in government. I urge active citizen involvement in local government, by attending board meetings.
    I feel my unique background gives me excellent qualifications to serve as Mayor.
    NAME Christopher J Piccola
    AGE 50
    HOMETOWN Palmyra
    EDUCATION High School Diploma
    OCCUPATION Self Employed 31 Years
    FAMILY Wife, Mary; son, Brian and his wife, Mary; daughter, Gianna; son, Todd; daughter, Megan
    PARTY Republican
    In his own words
    My name is Chris Piccola and I am running for the office of Mayor in Palmyra. It has been an honor to serve as a trustee in your Village for the last ten years. Two years prior to my election, as trustee, I was a member of the Village Planning Board. In my 10+ years I have been the liaison to many departments and committees such as Highway Department, Code Enforcement, Youth/Palmyra Community Center, Economic Support and Celebrations, Court Auditor, Contract Negotiations, Personnel, and Seniors Citizens.
    I know I'm the best candidate for the position of Mayor due to my 31 years of successful experience as a private business owner and as an experienced Village Official. I have helped to successfully secure four large grants in excess of $3.3 million over my tenure. The four major projects were: Micro-Enterprise Loans, The Building of the Comfort Station, Safe Routes to School, and Canandaigua St. Reconstruction. These projects have been a great benefit to the Village of Palmyra.
    Page 2 of 2 - My leadership skills, financial knowledge, and my concern for Palmyra will lead the Village into a successful future. I know that Palmyra is a warm, welcoming community for families to raise their children. I'm accessible, approachable, and willing to listen to all residents’ concerns. On Nov. 6, I would appreciate your vote as Mayor.

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