Fitzsimmons Campaigns for Hector Supervisor

Bob Fitzsimmons, former Schuyler County Legislator (1989-1998), announced this week he is running for the post of Town of Hector Supervisor. Fitzsimmons, winner of five previous legislative votes in Hector, will face incumbent Ben Dickens on November 8.Fitzsimmons said he is returning to politics because he concerned about the health and welfare of the Town.“Fracking corporations are at the gate. I want Hector safe and healthy and these corporations are a threat to our environment and to our economy,” Fitzsimmons said. “We have a responsibility to defend our home town and I am the right person for that job. I also have years of experience on highway and budget issues and I am a strong leader.”As a county legislator, he served on Highway, Budget and Finance and Human Services Committee. He also was instrumental in working with the state on welfare reduction through work programs as well as the opening the bid process for bridges.Fitzsimmons has lived in Hector for many years. He and his wife Mindy bought the house he grew up in and raised two children there. He is a retired school administrator and program coordinator who has worked for schools in Schuyler and Tompkins County. Fitzsimmons is also a former co-owner of the Hector Farm Market, now the Stonecat Café. He is a graduate of Watkins Glen High School and holds a BA from Buffalo State and an MA from Empire State College.

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