Phyllis Wickerham - Town Supervisor
Ryan Lang – Town Board
James Kolb – Town Board
Phyllis, Ryan and Jim were endorsed by the Republican and the Conservative Parties. These endorsements were made after interviews considering the candidate's knowledge of the issues, experience and plans for Rush. The Supervisor and Two Town Board seats will be elected this November.
One individual has chosen to run a primary for the Republican endorsement for Town Board and three individuals have chosen to run a primary for the Conservative endorsement for Supervisor and the two Town Board seats. The primary will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in person as well as absentee voting by mail will be available.
Please support the Rush Republican and Conservative Party endorsed Candidates.
Information about our candidates can be found below:
Phyllis Wickerham is a current member of the Town Board. Phyllis ran for Town Board in 2020 with a goal of improving and promoting opportunities for the whole community, its farms, its families and its businesses. As a member of the Town Board Phyllis has quickly taken action to carry out that goal. Phyllis and her husband Tom have lived in Rush for over nine years and the Rush–Henrietta area for over 34 years and are proud parents of two adult sons.
A leader in the Rush Henrietta area for over 30 years, Phyllis has significant experience dealing with local governmental, management and budget issues as well as being an advocate and program volunteer in support of people with developmental disabilities. She served on the Rush-Henrietta School Board for nine years, where she provided leadership that was instrumental in ensuring fiscal responsibility while continuing to provide high-quality programs and services.
Phyllis currently serves as a Community Affairs Assistant for the State Senator Patrick Gallivan where she addresses local community concerns and represents the Senator at community meetings and functions. She is a current member of the Rush Historical Society, Rush Recreation and Park Association and the Rush Seniors. Phyllis is seeking your vote this November for the office of Supervisor.
Phyllis has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative Parties Contact Information: Phyllis Wickerham, 105 Biondo Court, 585-986-3095 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Lang ran and won a seat on the Town Board in 2020. Ryan believes he has worked diligently in his new role, has brought expertise and knowledge to the position and would like to continue to serve the Town of Rush. An area resident for over 28 years he has lived in the Town of Rush for the past 10 years, with his wife Trina and son Zachary. Ryan and his wife raised their son here and have enjoyed the many things Rush has to offer our family and has grown to love the small-town atmosphere that Rush offers and his goal is to preserve that charm.
If re-elected, I will be committed to understanding what is important to the Rush community and keeping and expanding services that are important to the people who live in the Town of Rush. Having a long and active career in law enforcement, I have the attributes and experience necessary to communicate, understand the importance of following procedures in Town operations and advocate for all people of the Town.
I served on the NYS Executive Order joint task force to help successfully slow the transmission of COVID-19 which provide me with the knowledge I can use as we navigate the future, post COVID-19. I have been a strong supporter of the local business community and have invested in the community as a member and participant in St. Joseph’s Church, Rush Henrietta Athletic Association and Wildwood Country Club.
Ryan has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative Parties. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Jim Kolb is a long-time successful Rush business owner and Rush resident for over 25 years. Jim spent his youth working on the family farm and has worked on the farm or in various businesses since the age of 14. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology, Penn State Erie and Bryant & Stratton. Jim has both a Brokers and Life, Accident and Health Insurance agent license.
Jim began his catering business in Rush in 1996 and has expanded to operate Colby’s Ice Cream since 2011 and in addition to his insurance pursuits is co-owner of a number of Wedding Barn catering locations in Monroe and Livingston County. He is married with 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.
Jim would like to serve the Town of Rush as a Town Board member and believes his overall business experience, as well as his experience being a business owner dealing with the various departments within the Town of Rush, would be beneficial to the Town.
Jim would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions and can be reached at 585-259-5559
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