Sidonio has shown business smarts in leading Murray town government

Posted 20 June 2021 at 10:46 am


As a member of the Republican District Committee of the Town of Murray, I would like to express my wholehearted support for the re-election of  Joe Sidonio as our town supervisor. Like Joe, I too am an outsider who moved to this area because I believed it had certain advantages. Lower taxes, less regulations than Monroe County and a rural environment were the attractions that led me here. I’m one of those people who came to attend SUNY College at Brockport and decided to stick around after graduation. After graduation I opened a successful business in Brockport that sustained me for over 20 years.

Perhaps this is why I support Joe, and why I supported Donald Trump. I like to see businessmen in government. That is what I believe it takes to hold a public office such as a town supervisor, a successful background in the administration of a business. Because essentially what a supervisor does is administer a business or a town.

In the time he has been in office, he has reduced our tax rate, reduced water department debt and reduced highway department spending. Exactly the things he said he’d do. Unlike most politicians, he has actually kept his campaign promises!

I want to add that I have nothing against the other candidate in this primary, Randy Bower. He was an excellent county sheriff, but I’m not sure that his background prepares him for the position of town supervisor.

By the way, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for our law enforcement people. My dad was a Seneca County deputy sheriff when I was growing up. This job takes a businessman and I will be casting my ballot for Joe on primary day.

Anthony J. Peone