Owego Citizens Party announces candidates for March elections
The Owego Citizens Party has announced their candidates seeking Village of Owego Trustee seats for the March 19 election.
Current Village of Owego 2nd Ward Trustee Jim Legursky and former Village of Owego 3rd Ward Trustee Ann Lockwood will be on the ballot on the Citizens Party line. Dennis Curatolo is a write in candidate for the 1st Ward Trustee seat endorsed by the party.
The candidates bring a wealth of experience to this year’s campaign. Legursky has served on the Village Board since 2010. Lockwood served as Village Trustee from 2010-12. Curatolo is President of Historic Owego Marketplace. All the candidates support more open lines of communication between the board and village as well as efforts to run the village government more like a business. Legursky and Curatolo are small business owners.
Curatolo said, “One of my biggest concerns with the Village of Owego board is the lack of openness to the public. I feel there is a lack of communication between Owego residents and the Village. There are several instances over the past years when the only time the public is informed is after the fact.” Added Legursky, “As trustee I have worked towards maximizing village services while keeping taxes down. I believe that during my term in office I have voted in the best interest of the village on all matters brought before the board.” Lockwood noted the previous Citizens Party majority kept tax increases below 1 percent.
Campaigning on the theme that the “future is now” for the Village of Owego, the candidates cite continued flood recovery and prevention, fiscal responsibility, accountability, “smart growth” economic policies, and support of all volunteerism in the village as their priorities.
Village of Owego elections are Tuesday, March 19, from noon to 9 p.m. at the Owego Central Fire Station on North Avenue.