MORRISTOWN – Michael L. Bogart is running for a seat on the town council this year after 22 years as highway superintendent.
I have decided to run with my years of town and village knowledge and experience in all phases of municipal government, Mr. Bogart said.
Prior to his election as highway superintendent, Mr. Bogart served as village mayor from 1983 to 1992.
My main reason for running is to continue serving and representing the people of Morristown, Mr. Bogart said.
A lifelong resident of Morristown, Mr. Bogart has served the president of the St. Lawrence County Association of Town Superintendents of Highways for the last 20 years.
In that position Mr. Bogart makes lobbying trips to Albany and works with other superintendents from 32 towns, nine villages and the city of Ogdensburg. Mr. Bogart is also the president of the Morristown Recreation Committee, is a past fire chief with more than 35 years of volunteer service and is a trustee at St. Johns Catholic Church.
I just want to do what I can for the betterment of the town of Morristown, Mr. Bogart said.
With experience preparing budgets and supervising many people over the decades, Mr. Bogart said he is capable to serve the town well as a councilman and would work to keep taxes down.
I feel my good working relationship with past and present town board members gives me a great asset if elected, Mr. Bogart said. I would be there in person to address any issues or problems that would come before the town board.
Mr. Bogart lives with his wife of 47 years, Judy, in the village.
He said he is supporting Dean Hoffman to replace him as highway superintendent. Mr. Hoffman has been a town employee since 2005.
The general election is Nov. 5.