(Verona, NY – Oct. 2013) Councilman Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr. from Verona recently announced he is officially running for re-election to the Verona Town Board in this year’s upcoming election. Fritz has earned endorsements from the following political parties: Conservative, Independence, and Republican.
“I want to thank the political parties that endorsed me, the volunteers that carried my designating petitions for me, and all the people that signed my designating petitions, helping me get on the ballot again,” said Scherz.
“Regarding my candidacy for re-election,” Fritz continued, “since I got elected to the town board, I’ve tried to work hard and smart for residents of our town. I feel I have the work record to prove I’ve kept these folks in mind while serving as councilman. I know there is more work to be done and I embrace the opportunity to do so. I believe my 17+ years of work experience in government, sense of community, work ethic, and determination makes me an ideal candidate for re-election as councilman on the Verona Town Board. I’m hopeful residents of the Town of Verona will give me the opportunity to continue serving them, as I would be honored to do so.”
Since being elected to the Verona Town Board, Scherz has created the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service and awarded over $1,000 in scholarships to graduating 12th grade students from the Town of Verona. He has also hosted three holiday parties for town residents and two “thank you” dinners for town Veterans.
Additionally, in 2012 Scherz was elected 2nd Vice President of the Oneida County Association of Towns and just earlier this year, was one of eight honorees to win a Follow the Leader Award from Leadership Mohawk Valley. Scherz is also a member of the Verona Community Neighborhood Watch where he serves as law enforcement liaison.
Election Day is Nov. 5 with polls open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.. For more election information, go to the New York State Board of Elections website: www.elections.ny.gov.