Welcome to the Town of Groton (NY) Democratic Committee website. We are committed to preserving the quiet peaceful environment of our community. We believe that it is essential to keep its residents safe and preserve the purity of its air and water. We also believe that maintaining our sense of community and agriculture requires positive actions. We want to create local jobs and more local businesses and stores.

Doing so requires proactive govermental leadership. We have 3 candidates running for Town office this fall. Ken Carr is Running for Highway Superintendent. Beth Buckles and Mark Robinson are running for Town Board.

Lori C. Gardner

Meet the Candidates

Highway Superintendent

Ken Carr

Ken, also a long-time citizen of our town has a vision for our Groton Highway system.  Road maintenance in the winter months is a safety priority.  Also, inventorying current road equipment and establishing relationships with nearby town highway departments is important.

“I am a lifelong resident of Groton. My family has operated a family farm since 1927. I joined the McLean Fire Dept. at the age of 14. I have held all the ranks and have been chief for 8 years. I have worked for the Dryden Highway Dept for 14 years, where I currently serve as foreman. I am married with 2 sons aged 13 and 10.

I believe that I have the leadership skills, experience working with a budget, and extensive highway knowledge, along with a commitment to community service, to be an excellent Highway Superintendent.”

Town Board – vote for two seats

Beth Buckles, Town Board Member
Mark Robinson, Town Board Member

Beth and Mark have been long time residents of the town of Groton. Their priority is to preserve the rural lifestyle and economy of our community.

  By creating opportunities for small business growth and nurturing local stores and businesses our community will flourish. Beth and Mark believe that Groton could be a site for a future dairy processing
center. Additionally, establishing a community based pharmacy and full service grocery coop would serve our citizens and attract new families to the area. Both Beth and Mark feel that affordable high speed internet access for our community is essential for education, business, and the general welfare for all citizens.  We propose to research funding sources to establish this technology for all.

“I have lived in Groton since 2004. I enjoy the small town feel and want to help plan Groton’s future by preserving our rural environment, supporting farmers, and building an inclusive community. I am a veterinarian. I have lived in many areas of the country but find Groton is the most beautiful and welcoming place I have been. I live with 2 dogs and 2 cats. I am running for Town Board because I think it is important to give back to the community and I will enjoy meeting other people and hearing their points of view.”

“I am a lifelong resident of Groton with a family history of service to the community. My mother was Town Supervisor for 22 years.I was born here and graduated from Groton Central School. I have worked for Cornell Building care for 22 years and been a member of the Groton Historical Society for over 40 years.I am a member of St. Anthony’s Church. My knowledge and experience can help shape Groton’s future for the better. As a member of the Groton Board, I would improve services and keep costs down.”

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