GLENVILLE: Dem candidates tout service sharing

Bailey and Godlewski said their priorities in their campaign are "smart growth, quality of life and improving town services."

Their campaign pledge to voters is to find additional efficiencies, repave roads, plow the town's streets and work with neighboring village Scotia and Schenectady County to share services.

The candidates agree that sharing services is essential for saving taxpayers money. They say they plan to improve the quality of life by increasing police protection, enhancing speed enforcement and collaborating with neighboring communities to improve parks and playgrounds.

Godlewski, 36, said he hopes to be able to work with Bailey on the issues at the forefront of their platform.

Godlewski and his wife, Amy, are residents of Glenville, where they are active in a number of organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. Godlewski is the director of the Schenectady County Department of Consumer Affairs and Weights and Measure. He is also the vice president of Northeast Weights and Measures. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Gannon University and his master's in communications from the University of Louisiana.

Earlier this month, Godlewksi was instrumental in implementing a program to protect seniors from identity theft. The Schenectady County Department of Consumer Affairs joined with the Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services to present a series of programs designed to protect consumers against different types of identity-theft scams.

"One of the primary goals of the department is to acquaint the public with the nature of services we provide so that we can help protect consumers from fraud, scams and deceptive trade practices," said Godlewski.

Both the Scotia-Glenville Democrats and the Real Progress Party endorse Godlewski and Bailey. In addition, Bailey has been endorsed by the Independence Party and Godlewski by the Schenectady Labor Council.""

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