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September 22, 2018

Fulton Democrats Back Their Candidates


At their summer meeting, the Oswego County Democratic Committee officially endorsed all of the candidates running under the banner of the Democratic Party in the City of Fulton this year.   From left to right are: Dan Farfaglia - running for the 24th District seat in the County Legislature, Carm Cavallaro - candidate for City Council in the 4th Ward,  Larry Macner - running for the 6th Ward seat in the City Council, Audrey Avery - candidate for City Council in the 5th Ward, Peter Franco - running for re-election to the 3rd Ward position in the City Council, and Wes Belcher - candidate for the 22nd District seat in the County Legislature. Missing from the photo are 2nd Ward City Council Member Dan Knopp, who is unopposed for re-election this year and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward, who was cross endorsed by the City & County Democratic Committees.

At their summer meeting, the Oswego County Democratic Committee officially endorsed all of the candidates running under the banner of the Democratic Party in the City of Fulton this year. From left to right are: Dan Farfaglia - running for the 24th District seat in the County Legislature, Carm Cavallaro - candidate for City Council in the 4th Ward, Larry Macner - running for the 6th Ward seat in the City Council, Audrey Avery - candidate for City Council in the 5th Ward, Peter Franco - running for re-election to the 3rd Ward position in the City Council, and Wes Belcher - candidate for the 22nd District seat in the County Legislature. Missing from the photo are 2nd Ward City Council Member Dan Knopp, who is unopposed for re-election this year and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward, who was cross endorsed by the City & County Democratic Committees.

2 Responses “Fulton Democrats Back Their Candidates”

  1. jay terry
    August 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    The City of Fulton needs a break from some of the candidates that have been in office for extended periods of time. Mayor Woodward has been around so long that he thinks he is entitled to the office and forgets that it is a priviledge to serve the city. He has cost the city jobs from industry and a hospitals that have left on his watch and new businesses who won’t come here, he has consistently wasted taxpayer money by insisting that he wants the city to be in the house flipping business, using city workers and keeping houses off the tax rolls. The world is in a recession and everyone else is cutting back yet he has high priced assistants that do his job for him. The office first needs to have an audit for the last four years and then a complete reorganization from top to bottom to cut expenses. The status quo will not work any longer, we need new ideas and new approaches to honest government. Fellow taxpayers we need a break from being the highest taxed city in New York!

  2. Bob Weston
    August 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I would like to respond to the comments made by Jay Terry in regards to the article on August 26 announcing the Democratic Party candidates for this year’s election.

    As far as candidates being in office for extended periods of time, there will be three new faces on the city council in 2012 and as far as the position of mayor, I am sure that Mayor Woodward, who has held numerous positions in city government, has never felt like others elected to public office, that it is an entitlement. It is a privilege to serve as I served 16 years on the council with four different mayors.

    Mayor Woodward has served as an alderman, an executive assistant to the mayor and two different times as mayor. I can attest to the fact that every mayor works extremely hard to support industry and businesses but unfortunately, decisions that were made by Nestle’, Birdseye, Millers and the hospital were completely out of the hands of the mayor. As far as improving the housing stock and putting the houses back on the tax roll as opposed to having vacant buildings or houses that were purchased but never developed. Actually the mayor has been contacted by other municipalities as to their interest in implementing the same policy.

    As far as high priced assistants, the mayor works without an executive assistant saving the city $50,000. He has consolidated the public works and water departments, the city chamberlain and city clerk’s position, has spent numerous hours in the code enforcement department bringing many cases to city court and eliminated the city attorney’s position. There are no “high priced” assistants but there are department heads that conscientiously operate their departments in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

    As far as taxes go, I recently pointed out in the media that demographics play a huge factor and the city provides many services that many cities, towns and villages don’t provide. I would suggest to anyone that has questions of Mayor Woodward and the city council to contact them as they have dealt with the complexities of city government on a daily basis and have had a voice in all decision-making for the council makes the final decision in money matters.

    Bob Weston

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