Tom Scott to run for town supervisor

Democrats also nominate Ellingsworth for town board

Former Granville Mayor Tom Scott has thrown his hat into a larger ring and is poised for a run at the town supervisor’s seat, Democrats announced Monday.
The Granville Democratic Party announced the results of the Saturday caucus as town Democrat Party Chairman Nicholas Silitch confirmed the party will put forward two candidates in November, one for supervisor and one for town board.
Silitch said the party endorsed Scott to “pick up the work that Rodger was doing.”
“If you liked Rodger, you’ll like Tom,” Silitch said, referring to the late Town Supervisor Rodger Hurley. 

Asked why he chose to run for another public office, Scott said it was something he always pictured himself doing again at some point in his life. Scott said he had “a breather” since deciding against running for what would have been a sixth term in the village and was interested in returning to public service.
“I still have the itch,” Scott said.
“I figured I would run (for supervisor) someday but Rodger was in there doing a good job and I thought he’d be there for a while,” he said. 
“I’m not just about a zero percent tax increase, but about how to make Granville a better place for the future. If elected I plan to be more proactive and progressive than what’s been done way back when,” Scott said.
“I don’t want to go crazy but I think you can get to where you want to go even in this economy just maybe at a slower pace,” he said.
Hurley had just started his second term as supervisor, the first Democrat since Roy Esiason, when he suffered a fatal heart attack at his South Granville home in early April.
South Granville’s Linda Ellingsworth will join Scott on the ticket as she makes a second attempt at a town board seat.
Ellingsworth came in third in a three-candidate race for two town board seats in 2009 finishing behind current board members Ken Quick and Tom Cosey.
“We’re endorsing them for our slate,” Silitch said Monday.
On the Republican ticket, interim Supervisor Beverly Tatko seeks to retain her temporary seat. Also seeking to remain on the town board will be interim board member Mary Emery. Both were appointed following Hurley’s death. 



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