Past fire chief Martin McGannon has announced his second run for the position of Yorktown Heights Fire District commissioner.
There are five elected commissioners on the fire district's Board of Fire Commissioners. The term is five years and an election is held every year. This year's election will be held on Dec. 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Yorktown Fire Station on Commerce Street.
Eligible to vote are residents of Yorktown Heights Fire District.
McGannon lost last year's election to current fire district commissioner Louis Mastro, who was seeking reelection.
Below is McGannon's announcement (italics added for visual differentiation from the story):
I am officially announcing my candidacy for Fire Commissioner. I would like to bring my knowledge of the fire service and geographic area of the district in which the Fire District protects to the Board of Fire Commissioners.
Proactive not Reactive has always been what I stand for. This philosophy has always proven to be a life saving measure to the volunteer firefighter and the residents we protect. It has also been proven to be a cost savings measure to the taxpayer.
I am looking forward to serving as your next Fire Commissioner.
The term of the elected commissioner would commence on Jan. 1, 2013 and end on Dec. 31, 2017. The position is not paid.
All registered residents of the Yorktown Heights Fire District be eligible to vote.
The voting will take place on Dec. 11, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Yorktown Heights firehouse, located at 1916 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights.
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