OXFORD – Oxford residents will take to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the village election, an opportunity to weigh-in on who they would like to fill two, two-year trustee positions, the two-year mayoral position, and a one-year position for village justice.
Incumbent board of trustees member John M. O’Connor, a Democrat, is seeking re-election. O’Connor is just completing his first term on the board, and is a life-long resident of Oxford.
“I would like to continue to serve the village in any way that I can,” said O’Connor. He added his family has been in Oxford for three generations.
According to O’Connor, it is important for a board member to be able to objectively look at what’s at hand, make decisions, and continue to move forward. He added his many years of experience within the community will help him to continue to serve, if re-elected.
Democratic incumbent Joseph Spence began serving on the board in 2003. If re-elected, Spence – a 15-year Oxford resident – stated he would like to continue to work to keep taxes low, complete work at the wastewater plant, and re-construct Albany Street. He added the position isn’t so much about individual goals, as the board is to work cohesively together, stating more than two dozen meetings were held last year.