Oneonta Town Board — Randal I. Mowers

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE

Randal I. Mowers
Randal I. Mowers

NAME: Randal I. Mowers

OFFICE BEING SOUGHT:  Oneonta Town Councilman

COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE:  Town of Oneonta

EDUCATION:

Graduate, Oneonta High School, Class of 1977

Graduate, Milford BOCES Auto Tech, 1977 (Two-year course)

Graduate, Superior School of Auctioneering, 1975

Lifetime Studies

Graduate, Gordon I. Mowers and Betty J. Mowers School of Common Sense and Respect

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Grew up in the business world, at former Gordon Mowers Southside Gulf.  As auctioneer, mentored under Rex Acurso, James Lettis, John Kinsey, countless others.   Upon father’s heart attack, in 1992 took over family business, Mowers Towing, and it continues to operate to this day.

COMMUNITY/POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT:

Donate auction skills to Boy Scouts of America, Catskill Area Hospice, Oneonta Business Women, Ducks Unlimited Conservation Society and others.  Donate to Lord’s Table, Oneonta

Currently serving Town of Oneonta Zoning Board Of Appeals

IN TWO OR THREE SENTENCES, EXPLAIN YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF GOVERNMENT:

I believe that our local government should be diverse and equal represented by life time residents with open minds and no personal agendas. With the ability to listen to and act for the people in the best interest of everyone.

WHAT ARE THE THREE MAJOR ISSUES THE TOWN OF ONEONTA FACES, AND HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THEM?

All issues are MAJOR.

  1. Merger with City of Oneonta. I see no benefit in marring the City of Oneonta and the Town of Oneonta, as some have put it . But we are one big community and need to work together in a fair and cooperative way without all the hype and and rhetoric.
  1. Making our roads and streets safer for our residents. For example, our constable needs help; one can’t do it all.  We need to enforce speed limits on Southside Drive, Upper East and West streets – all streets for that matter.
  1. Realizing we are now a huge tourist areas; example, baseball. We need to help in any way to make it blossom; not put up roadblocks .

IS THERE A STATEMENT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH VOTERS?

If I am elected I will be a voice for the People of the Town of Oneonta, with no agenda to sell us out to anyone.  If anyone wants something brought to the board’s attention, I will be glad to, whether I agree with it or not.  One thing’s for sure, as anyone who knows me knows: I make myself heard.


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