OTSELIC – Town of Otselic voters will decide next week on a total of four positions up for grabs, including one each for town supervisor and town justice, as well as a pair of council seats.
In the town supervisor race, Evan T. Williams, a Republican and relative newcomer to the political arena, will face off against incumbent Democrat David J. Messineo. Messineo, 67, is seeking a fifth term as supervisor.
Said Williams, the 55-year-old retired conservationalist, “The town’s in pretty good shape ... I just wanted to give people a choice. That’s what they need.”
A former five-year member of the Otselic Valley Central School District Board of Education, the now-retired Williams spent nearly three decades with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at the Pharsalia and Georgetown minimum security prisons.