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November 5, 2013

Saranac, E'town council races detailed

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“But we need that sewer system if we’re really going to expect any kind of development.”

RICHARD ‘RICK’ F. OLCOTT

Party: Republican. 

Age: 61.

Education: Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School graduate; studied physical education, Ithaca College; studied business, SUNY Plattsburgh; technical training at Rockwell Automation.

Occupation: Electrical supervisor at NYCO.

Previous government experience: Elizabethtown Zoning Board, Elizabethtown Board of Assessors.

Civic organizations: Coached varsity, modified and junior varsity basketball at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central and Westport Central schools for 19 years, senior warden on the board for the Church of the Best Shepard, Elizabethtown Thrift Shop volunteer.

Family: Wife, Gay; five adult children, seven grandchildren.

What are the biggest issues affecting your community and how would you address them if elected? 

“I believe right now that one of the issues that the town faces is the growth of the town, attracting new families by bringing in new business and promoting new business in town.

“I also believe that we have the ability to attract new businesses because we have a town that we can grow, and I think getting business into town is probably the most important issue we have, at this point.” 

Candidate William Wright Jr. did not return calls requesting information.

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