Our candidates have decades of experience in our community.
That's why they are endorsed by the Republican Party, Conservative Party, Independence Party, and the Onondaga County Veteran's Party.
Early Voting in New York State will begin prior to the November 5th General Election. The early voting period will be from: Saturday, October 26, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Onondaga County Early Voting Polling Hours
Stop by the Clay Town Hall Courtroom located at
4401 Route 31, Clay NY 13041 to cast your vote!
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We kept the Town Budget under the State tax cap of 2% for each of the last 4 years
Increased brush pickups from bi-weekly to weekly
Secured nearly $1M in Federal Grants for the Town
Town was recently upgraded by Moody's Investor Services after a review of our financial health
Clean Energy Community Designation
CNY Recreation & Parks Society Elected Offical Award (Clay Town Board 1999-2019)
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Oversaw and implemented a shared services contract between the Clay Police Department and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department saving resident over $1,500,000 annually. After three (3) years the merger was fully integrated with Onondaga County saving residents an additional $1.3 million/year.
Fully embraces green technology and with receipt of a $500,000 energy grant from the U.S. Department of Energy provided energy improvements to the town highway garage that resulted in an 18% reduction in energy usage and a 37% cut in the cost of heating and lighting.
Implemented a partnership with a local solar energy company for a pilot program with NYSERDA that led to the installation of (2) solar arrays on the Clay Town Hall campus cutting total electrical usage by almost 1/3.
Transformed a 67-acre parcel of vacant land into a community wide green project. “Project Green” hosts a community garden with a solar powered irrigation system, walking and cross-country trails, sledding, ski opportunities and more.
Successfully merged a neighboring municipality’s dog control service with the Town of Clay’s service ultimately saving them thousands of dollars in contract costs.
Instrumental in shifting employee benefits from an indemnity-style model for retirees 65 and over to a Medicare Advantage Plan, saving the Town $160,000/year. Has since taken this cost saving approach to other municipalities looking to save employee benefit dollars. Fall 2016 moved retirees (age 55-65) out of active union plans to traditional employee-based plans, saving an additional $250,000/year.
Combined all computer hardware and office equipment including printers, scanners, copiers and commercial mail equipment into a single source contract yielding a result that eliminated redundant contracts and staggered expiration dates, thus allowing the Town to better predict the timely procurement of related equipment and supplies. In so doing, was able to eliminate downtime due to equipment breakdown and supply shortages while being able to establish a single source vendor for all related equipment and I.T. services tied to a five (5) year contract. The upshot was that the Town would have all new leased equipment and I.T. support tied to a five (5) year contract with up-to-date equipment, software and licensing with a single source vendor. The end result will generate not only an up-to-date efficiency, but a $10,000(+) annual savings over the traditional add on and pay as you go in-force system.
Secured grants as follows: NYSERDA ($150,000): to switch the town’s current overhead lighting to LED lighting; DASNY ($75,000): for an all-inclusive playground located at Clay Park Central; DASNY ($50,000): for a new greenhouse structure located at the project green site; DASNY ($75,000): for a new ADA restroom at Clay Park Central; NYSERDA ($5,000): for a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station located at Clay Town Hall. Future grant funding involves an education center, memorial park, gazebos and portable restroom and more.
Recipient of the 2017 Ken Herman Sr., Memorial Award from PERMA (worker’s compensation carrier). This award is provided to a municipality that exemplifies PERMA’s mission to improve workplace safety and wellness through exceptional participation.
President of the Supervisor’s Association; Board Member on the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA); Plank Road Chamber of Commerce; Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce; Canal NY; Elected Officials to Protect NY (EOPNY); Association of Towns; CenterState CEO; Neighbors Advisory Committee; North Syracuse Central School District Superintendent’s Advisory Committee; Clay Committees: Special Districts, Highway and Public Works, Personnel, Industrial Development; Liaison and advocate for local Farmers; PERMA Chapter Leader for Northern Region.
* A graduate from Fredonia State University, he is a 40 year resident of Clay. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, have two children.
David is an 18 year Town of Clay resident appointed to the Clay Town Board June 2015.
BS Niagara University, 26 year utility employee and IBEW member.
Former Board of Directors for Seneca River South Little League.
Served 3 years as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and served 4 years on the Planning Board including 3 years as Chairman.
Former Board of Director and Member for NYS Planning Federation.
Married 21 years to his wife, Kristin, and has 2 college-aged children.
Town Clerk since March of 2009; Supervisor for Deputy Clerks, Recording Secretary to the Town Board; Record Management Officer, Processor of Dog Licenses, Marriage Licenses, Conservation/Hunting Licenses, Solicitors Licenses, Handicapped Parking Permits and Acceptance Agent for US Passports.
Expanded Clerk's office to include facilitating applications for U.S. Passports and the FAVOR program for veterans. As Marriage Officer, Jill also performs weddings.
NYS Registered Municipal Clerk; Advanced her training by attending Association of Towns, New York.
Association of Local Government Records Officers and The NYS Town Clerks Association conferences.
Member of the NYS Town Clerks Association, International Institute of Municipal Clerks, the Onondaga County Town Clerks Association and the NY Association of Local Government Records Officers; NYS Notary, Sub-Registrar for the Town of Clay and Treasurer for the Onondaga County Town Clerks Association.
Member of the Town of Clay Safety Committee, working with local Volunteer Fire Departments for the Length of Service Program, and processor for Workers Compensation for Town Employees and Fire Departments.
Town of Clay resident most of her life. Jill's daughter, Jacquie, is pursuing her PHd in Neuro-Biology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Jill is active with Greyhound Rescue and the North Area YMCA.
Joe is a registered nurse and works as a manager for St. Joseph's Health where he has worked since 1998. He holds Master's Degree from Le Moyne College, Bachelor's Degree from the SUNY Institute of Technology and an Associate’s Degree from the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing.
Joe has served on the town board since 2007 and is the current Deputy Supervisor.
Joe is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan, where he served as an Army nurse treating casualties as part of Combined Joint Taskforce 180. He served 11 years in the US Army Reserve attaining the rank of Captain.
He and his wife, Jennifer, have been Clay residents since 1993 and live just outside the Village of North Syracuse with their two children.
Hon. Brian J. Lauri
Brian is seeking his 4th term as a Judge for the Town of Clay. For the last twelve years he has worked tirelessly to assure that the Town Court addresses those persons charged with crimes in a firm but fair manner. He puts special focus on teenagers who are charged with committing serious crimes in an effort to help prevent them from going down the wrong path. He created a monthly DWI court session, which focuses solely on DWI’s, thereby resolving those cases much more quickly. He also started the first ever in NY on-line system for public access to a Town Court criminal docket.
He previously served as the President of the Onondaga County Magistrate's Association, and is a member of the New York State Magistrate's Association. Brian has also been specially selected by the Chief Administrative Judge to assist as a Judge in multiple other jurisdictions throughout Onondaga County.
Brian’s service extends nationally as a Colonel in the Air National Guard, having been called to active duty twice since 9/11 including a tour of duty in Iraq with the Joint Special Operations Task Force.
He has also served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 150 at St. Rose of Lima,
and is a Deacon at Sacred Heart Church.
Brian is married to his wife Christine and they have two sons, Joshua and Zachary, who serves in the United States Coast Guard.
Jeff has been an attorney for nearly 10 years. He had the honor of serving our community as an Assistant District Attorney for most of his career. He was charged with a simple but profound task; to do justice. To always do the right thing, no matter the consequence or perception. He prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases in Onondaga County. He handled thousands of criminal matters, from petit offenses to attempted murder cases.
Jeff was a violent felony prosecutor, where he worked to slow the proliferation of gang violence in the City of Syracuse. He was a narcotics prosecutor, where he fought the war against heroin and other drugs. But Jeff’s true passion was holding child predators to account for the most depraved acts imaginable. He became the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Special Victim’s Unit, where he worked with the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Center, Vera House and local law enforcement agencies to ensure that the most violent predators in this community would never walk our streets again.
Jeff spoke at our local schools and community forums about the opioid epidemic, cybercrime and other criminal justice issues. He has conducted lectures to new attorneys on criminal law and taught trial practice at Syracuse University. In 2016, Jeff began his own law practice, where he represents clients in many areas of the law.
The Town of Clay is the largest town in Onondaga County. To run efficiently and effectively, Clay Town Court requires a judge who is proficient in criminal law and understands how the criminal justice system works. Jeff will bring a decade of criminal law experience to the bench and ensure that justice is done each and every day.
Nothing is more important than family. Jeff is married to his wife Katie and they have three beautiful children; Dominic, Daniella and Analise. He spends most of his free time on the little league field.
Casey and his wife are life-long residents of Onondaga County, and chose to make their home in the Town of Clay, where they raised their three children, James, Alyson and Brian.
Casey previously served on the Town of Clay Planning Board, and has represented the residents of the east-half of the Town of Clay in the County Legislature since 2006.
Casey has served as the Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee and Environmental Protection committees, and as Chairman of Planning and Economic Development Committee. He has also served as a member of the County Facilities, Human Services, and Public Safety Committees.
Throughout his time on the County Legislature, Casey has prided himself on being an independent voice in the Legislature, regardless of party politics and is committed to doing what he believes is best for our community and continues to be solely motivated by the best interests of his constituency and the residents of Onondaga County. During his tenure in the Legislature, Casey has gained a reputation as fiscally conservative and extraordinarily reluctant to spend taxpayer dollars unwisely or imprudently.
In addition to his work on the Onondaga County Legislature, Casey is the founding member of the Jordan Law offices, and has been engaged in the practice of law for more than 31 years.
Jim Rowley is a life-long resident of the Town of Clay. He attended Liverpool Schools where he met his wife Tracy. Jim and Tracy raised three children in Clay where all three graduated from Liverpool. He graduated from Clarkson with a BS degree in accounting and earned his MBA at Syracuse University.
Jim held posts as Councilor, Deputy Supervisor and Supervisor with the Town of Clay and was the architect of the Clay Police consolidation with Onondaga County in 2008. He has an extensive background in municipal finance previously serving as Chief Fiscal Officer for Onondaga County and currently as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance at Oneida City Schools.
Gene is a retired member of the Moyers Corners Fire Department having served over 22 years. During that time he held the positions of Secretary and Vice-President of the organization.
From 1992 until 2008, Gene was a member of Congressman James Walsh's Military Selection Committee helping to choose young men and women in our community to attend the United States Military Academy.
He received his Bachelor's Degree and his Law Degree from Syracuse University, and has spent over 30 years as a practicing attorney. He is a partner with Davidson and Young PC.
Gene is married and has one son.