Irondequoit Republican Committee recently announced its slate of candidates for the Nov. 7 town board election.
The candidates are Christopher Burns for town supervisor and Bill Morse and Greg Devlin for town council.
Burns previously ran for town supervisor in the 2016 special election. Burns specializes in community development, and has a professional background in economic development, marketing and communications. He co-founded Rochester Young Professionals, a peer networking group.
“Residents tell me they are dissatisfied with the continued self-congratulatory and over-stated activities of the current town board,” Burns said. “Our neighbors are painfully aware that we have the highest tax rate in Monroe County, yet current town leadership frivolously spends money on nonessential services while Irondequoit’s infrastructure continues to suffer.”
Devlin ran for Monroe County Legislature and town council in the past. He worked as a safety engineer for more than 30 years at University of Rochester and Eastman Kodak, and volunteered at Bishop Kearney High School, St. Josaphat’s School and Boy Scouts of America.
“I have done the research and been a longtime voice for the community at many town board meetings,” Devlin said. “Irondequoit needs a strong economic development plan moving forward that puts families and businesses first by cutting costs and lowering taxes.”
Morse is running for public office for the first time, but has volunteered on campaigns from the federal level to the town level. He has business management and customer service experience, and is trained in Six Sigma, hazardous waste operations and emergency response. He is a trustee at Rhema Life Community Church and parent volunteer with Cub Scout Pack 420.
“I want an Irondequoit that continues to be safe and provide quality education and services for my wife and two young children,” Morse said. “As a fourth generation Irondequoiter, I’m running for office to ensure that we can truly make our town a place for my children, neighbors and residents to thrive and prosper.”
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