Rich and Skoog running for re-election to Sweden Town Board

By on March 11, 2019
Lori Skoog and Mary Rich

Lori Skoog and Mary Rich

Town Board Members Mary Rich and Lori Skoog have announced their run for re-election in the Town of Sweden. For the past three years they have brought bipartisanship and fiscal oversight to local government, ensuring representation of all residents in the Town of Sweden and Village of Brockport.

Board members Skoog and Rich’s accomplishments include keeping board member salaries flat, ensuring property taxes stay below the tax cap and working with colleagues to hire a new assessor. Skoog and Rich continue to focus on bringing municipal water to southern Sweden. They have made bipartisanship a priority and continue to promote intergovernmental cooperation with the Brockport Village Board. Skoog and Rich have supported quality infrastructure projects including recent improvements to the Town Park.

Skoog, a strong advocate for accessible senior and family recreation programming, is very active in the Sweden Senior Association. She played a critical role in the transition from the Lodge on the Canal to the Community Center, taking the lead on developing a community space for senior activities. Skoog is a retired teacher who moved to Brockport in 1966 to begin her teaching career at the SUNY Brockport Campus School. Her career also included teaching for the Brockport Central School district. She and her husband live on a small farm in the southern end of Sweden, and have two children and four grandchildren.

“I take my commitment to public service very seriously and recognize that being an active and accessible representative in our community is critical to understanding the needs of all residents,” said Skoog.

Rich serves as the board liaison to the Seymour Library, pushing for stable resource management of one of the town’s most treasured community assets. Rich is the Dental Manager for Oak Orchard Health. She and her family moved to Brockport in 2005, when her husband became a Professor at The College at Brockport.

“I’m excited to continue to serve the residents of our town. I believe bipartisanship is the best way to ensure checks and balances so that all voices are heard,” stated Rich.

Board members Rich and Skoog look forward to continuing their public service, representing all residents as they tackle budget challenges while protecting taxpayers. They are committed to responsible management of resources for town infrastructure projects and senior and recreation programs, which are vital to our town’s quality of life.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

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