Two vying for Republican ticket in Black River mayoral primary | Jefferson County

BLACK RIVER — Francis J. Dishaw, 66, and David K. Leonard, 58, are looking for the nod from town of LeRay District 3 and 5 Republican Get together associates to signify the Republican Social gathering in November for the mayoral race in the village of Black River.

This is the next time the two have vied to direct the village with Mr. Dishaw elected as mayor final November following prolonged-time mayor Leland “Lee” Carpenter stepped down.

Suitable Republicans in Town of LeRay Election Districts 3, 5 and 7 will determine in the June 22 principal who will characterize their social gathering on the November ballot.

Mr. Dishaw, the recent village mayor, has been on the village board because 2005 serving as a trustee and deputy mayor. The 1974 Immaculate Coronary heart Central graduate has completed Jefferson Local community College EMT and EMT 2 programs, Cornell College small business administration courses. He has been a member of Black River Ambulance Squad for 20 years keeping quite a few positions and is a licensed EMT and Degree 2 EMT. He is retired from administration at House Depot and feels “being retired I have the time to superior operate the village over my opponent alongside with my working experience.”

The mayoral applicant would like to “keep Black River a silent bedroom group exactly where to deliver up a relatives. Preserve taxes at a minimum amount. Convey enterprises to the Route 3 corridor and to the outskirts of the village like we utilized to.”

Mr. Dishaw thinks the key worries dealing with the village revolve about the h2o system.

He feels upgrades are needed for the drinking water purification procedure, drinking water lines on Route 3 will need replacing grasp meters will need to be added and repairs are essential at the h2o reservoir.

“We want to update drinking water contracts, examine a different water supply and get grants from NY Point out and federal governing administration for infrastructure improvements, so preserving taxes to a minimum amount,” he stated, noting he would also get the job done towards “getting our inhabitants far more lively in the neighborhood.”

Mr. Dishaw is married to Thomas B. Bair, a registered nurse at Samaritan Health-related Centre in Watertown.

Mr. Leonard is in higher administration at a Ford dealership and a business spouse Get R Done Automotive, Black River. Although he does not have political practical experience, he supports the Republican Get together.

He is jogging for business “to deliver company to Black River and to create stricter house servicing and code enforcement.”

Mr. Leonard sees the “lack of organization expansion more than quite a few many years, specially with the growth of Fort Drum” as a main challenge in the village. If elected, he hopes to continue to keep “home owners liable for residence maintenance” and create “better code enforcement.”

Mr. Leonard and his spouse Kimberly, a wellness care director, have six young children.

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