MEXICO, NY – Charles “Chuck” Fortier announced his intention to seek the office of Superintendent of Highways for the town of Mexico for a second, four-year term.
“It’s been an honor serving as Superintendent of Highways this past four years, ” said Fortier. “After the winter we experienced we have some significant projects ahead of us and I look forward to working with our staff to ensure town of Mexico roads are the best in Oswego County.”
Fortier stressed his more than 25 years of experience in road building and maintenance and a career spent ensuring clear roads during the most difficult weather months as some of his qualifications.
He is also proud of his work on the state level helping secure an increase of $80,000 in grant money to help rebuild Mexico roads after tough winters.
“Snowplowing is a public safety issue if not done correctly,” said Fortier. “The roads have to be cleared in the winter and then rebuilt as soon as possible in the spring and summer. I have been very thankful to Senator Patty Ritchie and Assemblyman Barclay for their support at the state level.”
A life-long resident of Mexico, former officer and 45-year member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department and husband of 41 years to Suzanne (Armstrong), Fortier is in his first term as Superintendent of Highways.
He cited an increase of $80,000 in grant money that he helped secure for Mexico and long-term investments in
infrastructure as other significant accomplishments.