Brandt, Kline running for Oswego County legislature from the Schroeppel area

Incumbent John W. Brandt and Schroeppel councilman Richard P. Kline are seeking the two-year seat on the Oswego County Legislature representing District 12.

Brandt is on the Republican and Independence lines and Kline is on the Conservative line.

The legislator position pays $12,345 in 2013.

Here is some biographical information on each candidate and their answers to one question about the county.

John Brandt

Age:  67

Address:  235 Gilbert Mills Road, Phoenix

How long hasve you lived in the district you are running in? Lived in district continuously for 40 years

Education:  Law school graduate

Occupation: Retired judge

Community Service: Youth coach for multiple recreational programs; active in church activities, including charitable fundraisers; Schroeppel Planning Board; various advisory boards

Have you ever held any other political offices: Town justice; county court judge; acting Supreme Court justice

Family: Family:  Wife Judy; daughters Karen, Kelly & Kristin

What is the biggest problem or issue facing Oswego County and how would you solve it?

The biggest problem in Oswego County: Unemployment/economy — Solutions are difficult and complex, but involve multiple efforts including government/private industry collaborative efforts, job stimulus programs, increased job training for trades and skilled worker professions.

Richard Kline

Age:63

Address:4 Richard Ave. Pennellville

How long have you lived in the district you are running in: Entire life except 20 years in Capital district due to employment obligation.

Education: Attended Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College; Math/Science Degree

Occupation: Retired from UPS-27 years.

Community service: I was involved with the local Glens Falls Chamber of Commerce for four years helping to connect with and promote local businesses. I worked as a volunteer on the Water Committee in the town of Schroeppel to help to solve local water issues.

Have you held any other political offices: Town of Schroeppel councilperson for eight years. Deputy supervisor-appointed for one year.

Family: Three grown children; two small business owners, one teacher. Ten grand-children and two great-granddaughters.

What is the biggest problem or issue facing Oswego County and how would you solve it? 

We must find ways to provide services without increasing the taxes, which are becoming unaffordable to many of our residents. Innovation is one way to improve services and keep cost down. We must also explore all possibilities to improve the economic climate. Our residents need local jobs and more security.

 

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