(WIVT / WBGH) – Rob Mack was born and raised in Binghamton and has lived in Endwell for more than 30 years. She has been a registered nurse for over 43 years, taking 25 years off from nursing to work in the financial sector.
About 10 years ago, he was involved with the City, serving on the planning council, the city council and as a city policeman. He says his experience of him makes him fit to oversee important decisions about how the Union spends the funds from its American bailout.
Rob Mack says: “I feel that infrastructure is one of our biggest investments that we need to make in the city to make it a good and viable city and a place where businesses and people want to come.”
Mack says he would like to negotiate with the Broome County Sheriff’s Office or the two village police departments to provide additional coverage to the rest of the city to complement the state police presence in Endwell. He says the Union has additional large fund balances that could be better used.
Rob Mack says: “A city should always keep money for a rainy day. But a city needs to overspend because it’s taxpayer money and it’s not something the city has to hang on to. “
Mack says he’s committed to giving his entire adult life back, serving on board of directors, volunteering for his church and youth sports. For the past 16 years he has been president of the John Mack Foundation, which raises funds to place AED in large fundraising spaces. It was started after his grandson John died in a lacrosse accident when no AED was present. Mack says his whole past makes him ready to drive.
Rob Mack says: “I can’t imagine doing the supervisor job without that experience. Knowing how the city works, knowing how to manage the budgets of the city “.
Lori Wahila is a 4th generation American descended from Italian immigrants who settled in our area. She has been an instructor at SUNY Broome for over 30 years, teaching accounting, finance, math and computer science. She says her knowledge of spreadsheets, budgets and data makes her suitable not only for spending ARPA funds, but also for the $ 113 million earmarked for the creation of an ion battery research and manufacturing center. of lithium to Endicott.
Lori Wahila says, “Endicott, which has the infrastructure left over from IBM and other companies to lend this area to become a clean and smart northeastern energy hub.”
Wahila says battery-related businesses and their employees have the potential to increase the city’s property tax base. He says it is essential to maintain the level of services that are a priority for the residents of the city.
Lori Wahila says, “I don’t want their garbage service taken away, and they should pay a private company. Or their voluntary ambulance service taken away and entrusted to a private company. So, we have to increase our tax base. “
Wahile says she has always been interested in politics, but only became politically active when former President Donald Trump was elected. She is a co-star of local activist group Indivisible Binghamton, which holds demonstrations on a range of topics including abortion rights and corruption. She says she has the experience to make the city a better place.
Lori Wahila says, “I do corporate and non-profit tax returns, so I’m very involved in finance. Make companies work and keep them efficient. And I think I can do the same for the City of Union. “
Both candidates say they are ready and able to do the hard work to get the city going.