SOMERS, N.Y. - Incumbent Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy (R,C,I) is running unopposed in the November 8 election. The Daily Somers asked Murphy to provide a brief biography and to answer a question about Somers' future:
Somers Supervisor, Mary Beth Murphy, has been in office since 1998. At the same time, she has been active locally in the Girl Scouts, the Somers Youth Sports Organization, the Parent Teachers Association, the Somers Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Relay for Life and the Somers Lions Club.
She was elected Chairwoman of the East of Hudson Watershed Coalition and is currently on the Board of Directors of Opengate, Inc. For the past five years she has been co-leader of the Somers High School Leos Club, a youth branch of the Lions Club.
Murphy graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law and holds a BS in Geology from Syracuse University. Before taking on the role of supervisor, she practiced law in Mt. Kisco and New York City.
Murphy and her husband, Ken, have lived in Somers since 1989. They have three children.
What are the two most important issues you would like to see addressed in Somers over the next two years?
As Supervisor my focus has always been on things that make a long term positive impact on the lives of Somers residents like the water district in Shenorock and the preservation of the Angle Fly Preserve. Over the past year I have led a coalition of towns in Westchester and Putnam that have organized to obtain NYC funds to pay for regional compliance with the ultra expensive unfunded storm water mandates thrust upon us by the state and over the next two years will continue to see that to fruition.
In addition, the Town will continue to invest in our infrastructure for projects like road repaving and work to further our energy conservation goals which will save us money individually and collectively. I'm grateful to the residents of Somers for the opportunity to serve.
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