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Penfield Republican Committee

Dedicated to good, local government for Penfield

Marie Cinti -- Town Supervisor Candidate

In all of her professional experiences, Marie Cinti works towards the goal of building a strong Penfield community.

Marie works to develop partnerships and alliances with various organizations across town government, schools, businesses and community organizations.

While President of the Penfield Business Chamber (PBC), she was responsible for the growth and visibility of the PBC, leading board members to increase the number of events, marketing opportunities, and membership benefits. She also advocated for small businesses at the state and federal levels, and formed strategic partnerships with neighboring chambers. Marie also oversaw creation of #onepenfield and #looklocalfirst initiatives to support local business community.

As a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, she considers requests from residents and property owners for zoning variances and special permits as outlined in the Town ordinances. Her responsibilities include making site visits as appropriate, listening to concerns of those submitting requests as well as concerned citizens, and having a good understanding of Town code and effects of granting a variance.

While a member of the Penfield Board of Education, Marie's work focused on policy, financial stewardship, and legislative concerns. She served as co-chair for the Monroe County School Boards Association Legislative Committee to develop and pursue legislative priorities and met frequently with state legislators and Regents both at home and in Albany. Marie has the unique ability to not only see the "big picture" but also the small details, and can develop a vision for an organization at the 30,000 foot level and then implement this vision on the ground level-working seamlessly between the two.

Marie was a school counselor for seven years and later worked at the international non-profit Water for South Sudan before joining the Penfield Business Chamber. In her spare time, she enjoys beekeeping, organic gardening at the Penfield Community Garden, writing, geocaching and travel. She has lived in Penfield with her husband and two children since 2000.

Major accomplishments include:

• 2021 Winner, Daniel Penfield Award

• Member Penfield Rotary Club (2010-Present), Past President (2018-2019)

• Member, Penfield Board of Education (2009-2012)

• Volunteer, Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf (2005-2014), Board Member (2012-2014)

• Volunteer, Shepherd Home (2008-2012), Co-Chair Fundraising Committee (2010-2012)

A full list of Marie's background and accomplishments can be found at:

Bob Ockenden -- Town Board (Incumbent)

Bob Ockenden is a current member of the town board and the Chief of the Penfield Fire Company. He has been a volunteer firefighter for nearly 40 years. Since the Ockenden family arrived in Penfield in the 1860's, Bob is now a fifth-generation Penfield resident, having raised his three children here with his wife, Colleen.

Bob was also the Chief of the Fire Company from 1999-2000, and served as a publicly elected Fire Commissioner from 2002-2017. As a Commissioner, he managed budgetary matters, tax rates, and other services, all to ensure efficiency and adequacy of the town's fire emergency services in order to keep our community safe.

As a town board member, Bob has helped to pass Community Choice Aggregation to take the next step toward clean energy services, advocated for and helped to change agricultural codes to permit backyard chickens in town, voted against development that would increase traffic or present danger to residents, and successfully fought to delay any tax reassessments and increases during the pandemic in order to diminish the economic burden that the pandemic had on Penfield families. He also serves as the chair of the Public Safety Committee.

Bob was elected for a one-year term on the town board in 2020, and is now seeking a four-year term.

Please visit Bob's Facebook page for updates:

Candace Lee -- Town Board Candidate

Candace Lee is running for Penfield Town Board with the goal of keeping Penfield affordable for growing families, and making our community a more inclusive one for all residents

Candace is highly qualified to serve our town and its residents, and she can bring a unique perspective to our local government. Candace has operational experience in having served as General Counsel for iCircle Care, a healthcare company that provides Managed Long-Term Care throughout New York State. Candace is currently an ethics attorney at Nixon Peabody, and she reviews issues related to conflicts of interests, with a particular focus on risk management and reputational concerns to the firm. As a Town Board Member, she hopes to similarly support the town’s administration in executing its functions to meet budgets, timelines, and the overall satisfaction of its residents.

Candace relocated to Rochester from sunny California, but continues to appreciate the wonderful quality of life here in Penfield. She is asking for your support to maintain and continue what we all value as residents—fiscal responsibility, the preservation of open spaces and balanced economic and social developments, and a respectful community. Candace hopes to encourage bipartisan discussion for the benefit of all residents, while increasing government accessibility and inclusion.

Penfield quickly became a home to Candace and her husband. They have raised their four sons in town, and remain active in the community.

Jim Mulley -- Town Justice (Incumbent)

Judge Mulley was elected Penfield Town Justice in November 2009. Prior to his current role, he served as a Town Board member for four years, where he chaired the Law and Finance Committee.

Judge Mulley worked as Executive Assistant at the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, where he helped the presiding judge manage a twenty-two county region. Prior to that, he served as Special Counsel to the Monroe County Executive, Acting Monroe County Public Safety Director, and as a law clerk in the NYS Supreme Court. Judge Mulley is an experienced trial attorney, having worked as Supervising Attorney in the Monroe County Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office, and as a Special Assistant in the Public Defender’s office. For over 20 years, he worked as an Adjunct Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology teaching criminal law and juvenile justice in the criminal justice program.

He has been a member of the Monroe County Magistrates Association, serving as president for two years. Additionally, he has served on a variety of councils, including the Juvenile Justice Council, the Criminal Justice Council, the Board of Visitors at Industry, and the Stop DWI Technical Advisory Board.

Judge Mulley earned his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.