Butler Town Supervisor David Spickerman is retiring.
The Finger Lakes Times reports his final meeting was December 21st. He was honored with citations and gifts for his 34 years of service in multiple positions in Wayne County. Spickerman told the Times at age 72, it was time to do “anything I want to do any time I want to do it.” He and his wife have a Florida home, but he says they don’t plan to move there permanently.
Among the project he helped see through were the renovated County Jail, a new Social Services building and County Nursing Home, Public Health building, County Courthouse and the water and sewer facility in Red Creek. Spickerman also chaired the county Economic Development Committee, helping land or keep multiple businesses over the years.
He began his political career as a Democrat, but later became a Republican because he said his views had changed. His hero was GOP Congressman Frank Horton, who gave Spickerman a flag that had flown over the Capitol, then when he found out there no flagpole, he got the county a flagpole from which to fly the flag. Spickerman was defeated in his first two bids for public office, then never lost another election.
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