September 20, 2009

It’s official: McCoy's Running! Vernon Connecticut

VERNON — Mayor Jason L. McCoy said he’s looking to continue a recent trend of controlling spending, lower taxes, better schools, safer streets and common sense governance, as he accepted his party’s nomination for a second term as the town’s chief executive Tuesday at the Senior Center.

McCoy pointed to the historically low annual spending plan approved last spring that limited new spending, lowered the tax rate, created better and fast access to services, and to other accomplishments including the completion of several of the town’s ailing bridges.

“To me, these things are important,” he said.McCoy said he wasn’t sure he’d seek a second term as mayor until last weekend, but forecasts of a worsening economy prompted him to run.

State Sen. Anthony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, called McCoy a capable mayor who has done skilled work to control spending in a tough economy. “Competence counts,” he said.

“We have a solid, experienced crew that has done a good job in the past two years,” GOP Town Chairman Hal Cummings said, adding, “But there are still a lot of issues and a lot of work left to be done.”

The GOP is running incumbents George Apel and Anne Fisher for four-year terms, and Laura Bush and Vicky Rispoli for two-year terms for the Board of Education.

The GOP candidates for Vernon Town Council are Deputy Mayor Brian Motola, Mark Etre, Dan Anderson, Bill Campbell, Harry Thomas, Sean O’Shea, Judy Hany and Dan Champagne.

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