“I want to increase jobs and lower taxes.
“Also, we have an airport we need to do something with. It is a regional airport, so I would like to reach out to other communities to help because it benefits the whole area, including Essex County and Malone.
“We have an industrial park next to the airport that covers about 100 acres, with only two businesses in it. We need to make it grow, and one way we can do that is to advertise it. Right now, it’s not even on our website. So we need to reach out through social media and other avenues to market and promote it if it’s going to attract businesses.
“To make everything happen, we need cooperation with the village and town on all levels. We need to work together, and we can do it easily.”
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email@example.comROBERT T. BEVILACQUA Party: Republican and Conservative. Age: 53. Education: Saranac Lake High School graduate; SUNY Delhi, associate's degree in automotive mechanics. Occupation: Small-business owner, Carcuzzi. Previous government experience: School Board, five years; BOCES Review Board, two years; Harrietstown Town Council, five years; Board of Assessment Review, one season. Civic organizations: PeeWee hockey, coach; Daffest Derby, founder and organizer; Little League; former member, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Family: wife, Brenda; two daughters, Sabrina and Lexi. THOMAS CATILLAZ Party: Democrat and Liberal. Age: 58. Education: St. Pius and Saranac Lake High Schools; North Country Community College; and SUNY Geneseo. Occupation: Electrical wholesale. Previous government experience: Served as mayor of Saranac Lake, seven years; and Saranac Lake Village Board, 10 years. Civic organizations: Lions Club and Elks Club. Family: Three children, Mallory, Thomas and Zachary.