Saturday, June 24, 2017

Greenport Democrats Nominate Five Candidates for Town Offices

Voters at the Greenport Democratic Caucus held June 22 at the Greenport Community Center nominated Kathleen Leck Eldridge for Greenport Town Supervisor in the upcoming election in November. Voters also selected Democratic nominees Janice Brodowski and Carol Peckham for Greenport Town Council; Mark Gaylord for Town Highway Superintendent; and John Porreca for Town Justice.

Kathleen Eldridge, Democratic nominee for Greenport Town Council. 
Kathleen Leck Eldridge is a member of the Independence Party and a registered nurse and administrator at a local nursing facility. She is a lifelong Greenport resident.

Said Eldridge following her nomination: "My goal as Town Supervisor is to move Greenport forward for the benefit of our residents and to allay doubts about the future of our town. I plan to learn from past efforts and to focus on the steps ahead, while creating a strong support system for getting things done. With strong leadership and town representation, Greenport residents will have their voices heard and will help to contribute to a vision that will break out of the norm and achieve great things."

Janice Brodowski and Carol Peckham will be running for the Greenport Town Council. Janice Brodowski resided in Greenport for 43 years and has served as the town tax collector for 14. She recently retired from a 32-year career as a registered nurse, serving at Columbia Memorial Hospital.  Carol Peckham was born and raised in Averill Park, NY and spent her working life in New York City in medical publishing. She and her husband spent weekends in Greenport for 13 years, moving up permanently four years ago.  She is a member of the Greenport Comprehensive Plan Committee and cooks lunches twice a week at the Salvation Army in Hudson.   

Mark Gaylord has enjoyed a 12-year tenure as the Greenport Town Highway Superintendent and is seeking another term after maintaining and keeping the roads clear for his Greenport neighbors throughout a decade of hot summers and difficult winters. He is a lifelong town resident.

John Porreca has served as Third Ward Alderman in Hudson and as Greenport Town Supervisor.