NORWICH – Debra Cubbedge of Norwich has filed petitions with the Chenango County Board of Elections to run as candidate for Norwich Town Council on the independent Bullthistle line. Cubbedge is seeking election to the Council to put an end to one-party government in the Town of Norwich.
Cubbedge says she wants to encourage community members to become involved in town government and to give the voters a choice on election day. “In recent years, Republican candidates have run for town office with no opposition from the Democratic Party. Consequently, Republicans have governed with no input or oversight from Democratic and independent voters. This has led to a lack of transparency in government operations.”
Cubbedge, a retired Administrative Law Judge with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, is a member of Chenango Links, a group of local activists who meet weekly to address local issues. Chenango Links has been particularly active in promoting increased transparency in Chenango County government.