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.

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Meet the Candidates

Beth Buckles for the Town Board

Beth Buckles

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.

Ken Carr for Highway Superintendent

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.

Ken Carr

Mark Robinson for Town Board

Mark Robinson

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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