Silver Lakers have two elections to participate in — a primary (if they are registered participants in a party) and a special election to fill out the remainder of the term in Congress vacated by the resignation of Chris Collins. People who requested and received an absentee ballot have to mail them by tomorrow or go to their polling places to vote. Polling places will be laid out in safe spacing and disinfected. Your vote is worth the effort!
Town of Castile has two candidates officially running to fill the vacant seat of former councilman Stan Klein who was named Town Supervisor upon the passing of Keith Granger on January 5, 2020. There is a third unofficial write-in candidate also.
Lifelong resident Cliff Scott-R of Barber Road, Silver Springs retired after 20 years with the Town's Highway Department where he was a Machine Equipment Operator who also assisted the Water and Sewer Department. His civic service includes being a Trustee for Castile United Church of Christ. One of his goals is to help keep property taxes down. He is married to Carol and they have two grown daughters and six grandchildren.
David Phillips of Sowerby Road, Silver Springs, is a lifelong resident also. For the past three years, Phillips has worked as Maintenance Supervisor at Asbury Retreat Center. He previously was self-employed with a custom farming business and equipment sales, and at Burt's Lumber & Building Supply. One of his goals is to see the Town and Silver Lake communities grow to be a better place in which to live and work. He is married to Judy and they have two daughters who are seniors at Perry Central this year.
The third unofficial candidate is Roger Uptegrove of North Main Street, Castile. He is retired and serves as a local church pastor. Uptegrove has been a constant presence at Town Board meetings for many years.
The election will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 6 am to 9 pm at Wolfe Creek Event Center at 12 South Main Street, Castile, or use the mail in ballots received in the mail.