BARRINGTON—Eileen Farnan, current supervisor for the town of Barrington, announced at the June 9 town board meeting that she would not be running for reelection in September.
It was a decision she said she had made several months ago. Farnan said the main reason was because the time needed to do the job of town supervisor has been increasing. She the number of meetings she needs to attend has gone up. Both she and her husband run a farm and a winery, Barrington Cellars, and she has to pay someone when she cannot be there.
“I feel as though I have taken the town to places it’s never been before,” she said, adding “there’s not an awful lot more I can do.”
Farnan did say she would miss the people she works with and the Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative.
At the town board meeting Farnan said she was announcing her intent not to run now so another Barrington resident would have time to get on the ballot. Petition packets are available at the Yates County Board of Elections for those people interested in running for office in the various town and county elections being held Sept. 15. Party Designating Petitions may be signed beginning June 9 and must be returned to the board of elections by 5 p.m., July 16. Independent Nominating Petitions are to be circulated for signatures beginning on July 7 and returned to the board of elections by 5 p.m., Aug. 18. The board of elections can be called at 315-536-5135.