Tina Bloom, who lost the Republican primary for Town Board, has been named deputy supervisor. Town Supervisor Greg Westbrook appointed Bloom to the position that has Bloom acting as supervisor when Westbrook is unavailable.
Since Bloom is not on the Town Board, however, she cannot vote on town or county matters as the supervisor does.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to learn about the town while being able to serve residents,” said Bloom, a former nurse and current sales director for a medical diagnostic company. Bloom lost September’s Republican primary to Gary Davis by a vote of 440 to 356.
The town supervisor is authorized to appoint a deputy, though Bloom’s appointment was included in a resolution containing other town positions requiring a Town Board vote at the Jan. 8 meeting. The resolution passed 3-2, with yes votes from Westbrook and board members Linda Dworaczyk and Kevin Reynolds, while Davis and Terry Fennelly voted no.
Fennelly said he had heard informally before the Jan. 8 meeting that Bloom would be appointed deputy but hadn’t been included on any discussion about appointing someone who is not a board member.