NORWICH – Political races setting up for the November elections in Chenango County currently include competitions for the two-year term office of supervisor in the City of Norwich Wards 1, 2 and 3 and in the towns of Coventry, Guilford, Smithville and Smyrna.
For a second time, Republican Scott M. Sutton will take on Democrat incumbent Supervisor James J. McNeil for ward supervisor in the county’s seat. The Norwich chiropractor lost to McNeil in a close race in 2007 – 411 total votes to McNeil’s 495.
McNeil, a jeweler in Norwich, will be competing for a fifth term. He is a member of Chenango County’s Planning & Economic Development and Public Works committees. He will also appear on an independent line on the ballot called “Quality of Life.”
Sutton also filed for an independent line on the ballot called “Common Sense.” He is a member of the City of Norwich Zoning Board Of Appeals and the Parks Commission. He is also a trustee at the Broad Street United Methodist Church.
There were 3,759 active voters in the city as of Tuesday, including 1,763 Republicans, 1,083 Democrats, 199 Independence Party, 47 Conservatives, 18 Working Families, 13 Green, and 2 Libertarians. There were 605 blank or unaffiliated voters.