Holley mayor, 2 trustees unopposed for June 18 election

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 June 2024 at 8:37 am

Terms for office increased from 2 to 4 years

Mark Bower

HOLLEY – Three names will be on the ballot for the June 18 village election and all three are current members of the Village Board.

Mark Bower is unopposed for mayor. He is running under the “Historic Holley Party.” Two incumbent trustees also are unopposed. Jessica MacClaren is running under the “Four Holley Party” and John Morriss is under the “Family Party.”

Voting will be from noon to 9 p.m. in the village office foyer. Holley’s terms of office used to be for two years but this election they will be for four years. The board voted to increase the terms on Jan. 10, 2023. This is the first election it takes effect.

Bower was elected mayor in June 2022. A retired school administrator, he wants to see projects to completion, including with street repairs. White Street is the first on the list for upgrades.

“There are a lot of unfinished things I want to bring to closure,” Bower said.

In the past two years some new businesses have opened in Holley. Bower said other projects are close, including a new Dollar General in the former Jubilee and Save-A-Lot grocery store building.

“We’re just waiting on that,” he said. “I’m trying to be a champion and an advocate for the businesses in Holley.”

Bower said the board members have a good working relationship, and respectfully disagree at times.

“We have a very good board,” he said. “It is a pleasure working with them. We don’t agree on everything.”

MacClaren is a fourth-grade teacher in Brockport. Morriss is a retired teacher and former Murray town supervisor.