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Onondaga County Republicans announce their candidate to challenge DeWitt town supervisor

Tom Magnarelli
Attorney Greg Scicchitano (left) announces his candidacy for DeWitt town supervisor.

Attorney Greg Scicchitano will be running as a Republican for town supervisor in the town of DeWitt. Scicchitano is running against the incumbent Democrat Edward Michalenko, who has been the DeWitt town supervisor since 2008 and served on the town board before that.


“The position of an elected official should not be a career job," Scicchitano said. "It should be something that they do for a limited period of time and then move on. I don't think there are proper voices being heard I don't think there are perspectives being listened to.”


Scicchitano said there are not enough debates among the seven Democrats on the DeWitt town board and brought up the example of when the DeWitt town board attempted to make the town clerk an appointed position.


“There really wasn't debate amongst the board members," Scicchitano said. "It was something that they tried to push through and it was the people that ultimately, when they went out to vote, voted it down. Those are the things you want to try to avoid in the sense that you want to have a healthy debate amongst board members.”


Scicchitano said he is not opposed to consolidating government in certain instances. He said more debates are needed among the town board, in regards to the DeWitt police department and the Jamesville incinerator.

Tom Magnarelli is a reporter covering the central New York and Syracuse area. He joined WRVO as a freelance reporter in 2012 while a student at Syracuse University and was hired full time in 2015. He has reported extensively on politics, education, arts and culture and other issues around central New York.