Marnell Is New Town Supervisor

Mike Marnell defeated Meg Wood by 399 votes to 285 in Tuesday's race for Schroon’s Town Supervisor.

Marnell, a former Schroon Lake council member, Superintendent of Highways, school board member and local business owner, ran on a platform of using his expertise to save the town money, while improving the quality of life for residents.

A third candidate, Dennis Christian, received 28 votes.

Marnell will take over the office from retiring Town Supervisor Cathy Moses, who held the job for 12 years.  In the race for two seats on the Town Council, incumbent Clara Phibbs keeps her position with 479 votes.  Donald Sage, with 443 votes,  takes the seat held by Mark Whitney, with 290 votes. A fourth runner, Bruce Caza, received 90 votes.

Dana Shaughnessy was re-elected highway superintendent with 543 votes. Dale Pecor had 175. 

Pat Savarie  -- running unopposed --   was re-elected as Schroon’s Town Clerk with 652 votes. Voters re-elected Richard Schoenstadt (435 votes) and Richard Newell (339 votes) as Town Assessors.

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