Christine McGrath, who now serves as deputy mayor on Verona’s Town Council, has announced that she will run for re-election this spring. McGrath is the first to announce her candidacy in the election, which will will be held on May 9. There will be two seats to fill.
McGrath was elected to her first term in 2019 and has staked much of it on increasing government transparency. “The people of our town deserve to know what issues their elected officials are discussing,” McGrath said in a press release, “and have a say in the final decisions.” She helped ensure that council meetings would continue to be held on Zoom after the COVID-19 pandemic waned, and posts Council agenda previews and meeting recaps on a website she created apart from the town government website.
A Verona resident for more than 12 years, McGrath has also been an active volunteer. “Our community is facing new challenges every year,” she said in her statement. “The town’s infrastructure is aging, there are increasing mandates from the state, and our revenue growth has stalled out. We have to take action to protect Verona’s future.”
McGrath’s launch video is on her campaign website, and she has campaign Facebook and Instagram sites as well. For information about her “Cocktails with Christine” fundraising event on February 23, email [email protected].
Anyone interested in running for Town Council can request a packet from the town clerk, or pick one up at Town Hall. Completed packets must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 6. To be a valid candidate, you must be a registered voter and a resident of Verona for one year as of May 9. A term on the Town Council is for four years.