Earl Slocum, Village Trustee

Why are you running for this office?

As a concerned resident and business owner the majority of my adult life, I was supported by the residents of Pawling, and now I want to give back to my community.

What are your qualifications for the position?

As a past member of the Planning Board, Village Trustee, Mayor and present Trustee, I feel I am qualified to continue serving our community on the Village Board.

What do you hope to accomplish, if elected?

I want to continue encouraging economic development in our community. I am most anxious to continue working on the completion of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and our Water Filtration project.

What is your educational background?

I attended Pawling schools, Dutchess Community College, and SUNY New Paltz, as well as credits from SUNY Oswego. I retired as a Vocational Education teacher for food service.

What else would you like voters to know about you – your family, pastimes, special interests or activities?

My family has been in Pawling since 1760. I am a Board Member of the Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling, the Pawling Community Foundation, a member of the Pawling Chamber of Commerce, Pawling Council 545 Knights of Columbus, and a volunteer for the Community Resource Center.

My family has been active in this community all our lives, as a matter of fact, my grandfather was the first police officer in Pawling. My special interest is to support what is best for our community. I love to cook, bake and entertain, especially for my family at the holidays. My favorite pastime is spending time with my family and all my cherished friends.