NORWICH – 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.
In 2007, Sutton ran only as an Independent. In this election, he is on the Republican ballot as well.
McNeil said his experience on the Board of Supervisors has allowed him to develop a strong understanding of how the county system works and the issues it faces.
As for the 2010 budget, he said he will oppose any new positions being added that would increase the tax burden.
“I want to maintain the current status of the services the county offers and supplies. And do so as effectively as possible,” said McNeil. “To be fiscally responsible to the taxpayers of my district; that’s my heart and soul.”