Bodine, Condon, Guinan, Years garner support.
VICTOR — The town of Victor Republican Committee has announced its endorsement of four candidates for the Nov. 7 general election.
Karen Bodine, David Condon, Mike Guinan and Mark Years garnered GOP support for the positions of clerk, councilmen and highway superintendent, respectively.
Karen Bodine hopes to fill the position left vacant by longtime Town Clerk Debra Denz, who retired in June.
Also endorsed by the Conservative Party, Bodine has 10 years of municipal experience as deputy clerk treasurer for the village of Shortsville and as a member of the Citizens Hose Fire Department. She is clerk to the Ontario County Republican commissioner and has been a parent representative for the Committee on Special Education at Victor School District.
“I have a strong desire to serve the Victor residents and use my professional and efficient skills to run the Victor town clerk’s office with confidence and enthusiasm,” she said. “I feel my diverse background in government makes me uniquely qualified to serve as town clerk.”
Incumbent David Condon is filling a Town Board vacancy for which he ran unopposed in 2016. He’s now running for his first full four-year term. Born and raised in Victor, Condon taught at Victor Central School for 33 years before retiring in 2014. He still coaches varsity football at Victor.
“I am a liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Conservation Board and will be taking over duties as a liaison to the Planning Board starting late June,” Condon said.
Former councilman Michael Guinan initially filled a seat left vacant by former Councilman Carl Herke, who resigned in November 2015 because of a job relocation. Guinan filled out a one-year term that expired in December 2016. He’ll run again this year for a four-year term, and hopes to fill the seat now held by Dan Crowley, who has not yet filed a petition seeking reelection.
A fourth-generation Boughton Hill resident, Guinan has served as a member of the Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Local Development Corporation, the Victor Town Courts Committee, and the Victor Landowners Committee.
Incumbent Mark Years is seeking a second four-year term as highway superintendent. He’s been a town employee for 26 years, serving as deputy highway superintendent for 10 years before taking over in 2014.
“I enjoy maintaining the roadways in the town I have grown up in, and would like to continue for another four years,” said Years. “Before I started with the Town of Victor in 1991, I worked for a local construction contractor and have been in the construction business for over 30 years.”
Town of Victor Republican Chairman Dave Sanford said the 2017 ticket reflects diverse backgrounds in business, government administration and education.
"We are proud to put forward a slate of highly qualified candidates who will work in the best interest of local taxpayers,” said Sanford. “The Victor Republican Committee and our GOP candidates will continue to lead the fight to hold the line on taxes, encourage job growth, and make sure that Victor continues to be a great place to live."
For more information about the Victor Republican Committee and ways to be involved, visit www.facebook.com/VictorRepublicans/.