Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Greenport Democrats Nominate Five Candidates for Town Offices

Voters at the recent Greenport Democratic Caucus nominated the following for Town Offices in the upcoming November election, shown here from left to right:  Mark Gaylord for Town Highway Superintendent; Francis Abitabile for Greenport Town Justice; George Super for Town Council; Edward Nabozny for Greenport Town Supervisor; and Guy Apicella for Town Council.  

Edward Nabozny, a member of the Independence Party, was the Greenport Town Supervisor from 2010 to 2011.  He has deep roots in Greenport, stemming from 1954 when his parents built a home there.  For 15 years he was on the Hudson Board of Education, including several terms as President and Vice President and is currently President of the Hudson Day Care Center Board of Advisors.  Nabozny is retired from the New York Higher Education Services Corporation, Division of Administration and Financial Services.

Justice Francis Abitabile, born and raised in Greenport, has been serving as Town Justice since 2004 and is now seeking his fourth term. In 1973, he started off in the Hudson Police Department as a patrolman, retiring 28 years later with a rank of Detective Sergeant. After retirement, Abitabile was Safety Officer with the Hudson City School District for several years. He has been trained in every aspect of police work, giving him a strong and knowledgeable base for his work as Town Justice in his community.

Guy Apicella and George Super will be running for the Greenport Town Council.  Apicella was a Council member in 2008 and is pleased to be running again for this position.  He is currently Special Programs Coordinator for the Columbia-Greene Community College, where he has worked for 35 years. His involvement among many local community groups has included membership in Greenport Seniors and the Olana and Thomas Cole Historic Sites, social membership at the Becraft #2 Firehouse, and service on the Columbia County Environmental Management Council from 2012 to 2013;

George Super has lived in Greenport for 26 years. He is a former member of the County Planning Board, retiring after 20 years of service.  Super is also a member of the H.W. Rogers Hose Fire Company in Hudson and of the Church of St. Joseph in Stottville.

Mark Gaylord has been the Greenport Town Highway Superintendent for the past ten years and has lived in the town all his life. He is seeking another term after maintaining and keeping the roads clear for his Greenport neighbors throughout a decade of hot summers and difficult winters.

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