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Fire District Election Tuesday In Riverhead

Incumbent runs unopposed for another term.

Mark Conklin, 58, an incumbent, has decided to run unopposed for re-election for Commissioner of the Riverhead Fire District for a five year term beginning January 1.

The Riverhead Fire District election takes place Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Riverhead Fire Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue.

Serving as a commissioner has been fulfilling, Conklin said. His goals, he said, "are to keep a good balance of a fair budget for the taxpayer and give our firefighters the things they need to do the job."

Over the past five years, Conklin said the board of fire commissioners has "really cleaned things up. We had a state audit and we came out good. It's an indicator that we run a tight ship."

Conklin said the positive state audit was a reflection on all five commissioners and of hard work and dedication across the board.

His fellow comrades sing Conklin's praises. "He's very diligent in performing his duties as a fire commissioner," said Robert Zaweski, secretary/treasurer of the Riverhead Fire District. "He does a big job, and he's very conscientious."

Looking forward, Conklin said during his next five years, his hope is to "just stay on the same course. With the way the economy is, things are tough. But the balance has to be there. I think we can achieve that. We built a good foundation -- and we're going to keep building on it."

The Riverhead Fire District election takes place Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Riverhead Fire Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue.

 

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