Collyer, Sidonio say they are fiscally conservative stewards of tax money

Posted 24 April 2023 at 10:18 pm


Thank you to the more than 200 folks in Murray who welcomed us into their homes this petition season. And a special thank you to those officials and employees at the Murray Town Hall who have pledged your support and encouragement to carry on. It means more than you will ever know.

Today we announce our candidacies for the June 27th Republican Primary. Eric Collyer for Murray Town Council and Joe Sidonio for Murray Town Supervisor. Together we promise to represent our community to the best of our ability while being fiscally conservative stewards of your tax dollars coupled with good old fashioned common sense.

Eric Collyer for Town Board. A graduate of MCC and SUNY Brockport, born and raised here in Murray, carving his livelihood out of the earth with sweat equity working his family farm. Eric has contributed to our community for over a decade on the Zoning Board of Appeals, currently Chairman of the Board.

A member of the Murray Agricultural Advisory Committee Eric has a solid understanding of our farming heritage. As a young man he worked part time in the Murray highway and water department providing another practical understanding of our Town operations. His direct, common-sense approach will serve the community well by calling it like it is, keeping government small and spending in check. Eric can stretch a dime into a dollar.

Supervisor Joe Sidonio, currently in his second term has a proven track record. As the Town Chief Financial Officer his education, accounting background and tough conservative budgeting policy has led to reduced town and water taxes each year.

As a Marine Corps veteran he is not afraid to call for ethics reform or stand up to those who do not choose to represent our community. A decade of County Planning Board experience and member of the Town Master Plan Committee adds to his resume of community service. Joe is uniquely qualified to face the financial and socio/economic challenges of tomorrow.

Change is a difficult thing to bring. No one said it would be easy. It takes commitment. It takes courage and common sense. We answer to you, the citizens of Murray. We will continue working for you as we have done every step of the way. We care about you, our community and want to make Murray a better place to live.

We do not claim to be perfect. We are stepping up to the challenge because we feel in our hearts we can make this community a better place to live.

Keep it simple. Keep it small. It’s common sense.

Eric Collyer ZBA Chairman

Joe Sidonio Supervisor