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Town of Grand Island: GI Democratic Committee announces endorsements

•Taken from the May 1 Island Dispatch

Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm

Grand Island Democratic Committee Chairman Jim Sharpe credits the Democrat Committee with an impressive slate of candidates for the upcoming election.

The committee announced its endorsed candidates for elected office.

"I'm honored that we have candidates with the caliber of Nathan McMurray for town supervisor. He is an experienced and accomplished attorney who is world-traveled," Sharpe said. "He has chosen, as we have, to raise his family here on Grand Island and feels we can do better. We believe Nathan, as town supervisor, has what it takes to make a good community a great community.

"Our Town Council candidates, Beverly Kinney and Cyndy Montana, are both excited and enthusiastic about bringing their talents and commitment to making Grand Island a better place to live, work and play."

Kinney has been involved in every facet of Grand Island, from working with the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Town's Economic Development Advisory Board and the Women's Professional Business Organization, along with many of the community charities and events through more than two decades. She has spent the majority of her life on Grand Island "and her love and commitment to the community is clear to anyone who has worked with her," Sharpe said.

Fresh eyes and new ideas are the qualities Cyndy Montana brings to the table, Sharpe said. She is the mother of two children with a husband who was born and raised on Grand Island. She is involved with her children's PTA and actively participates with all of their events. Montana extends her time and efforts to a variety of community events and organizations.

"A successful businesswoman, she will bring sound judgment to the position," Sharpe said.

"The committee and I are extremely proud to endorse Judge Sybil Kennedy, a seasoned judge, for the Grand Island town justice," Sharpe said. "Judge Kennedy had worked as chief clerk for Judge Pritchard for many years and has served as town justice for the past 16 years. She has brought a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to our town court. Judge Kennedy is a well-recognized and respected judge within the county."

Sharpe said this group of candidates will bring transparency, creativity and integrity to Grand Island government "that will replace the indecisiveness, duplicity and dysfunction that we currently endure."

For more information on getting involved, email [email protected] or call 716-553-1100.

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