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Gorham business owner announces bid for town supervisor

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Dale Stell, a life-long resident of Gorham, has announced his candidacy for the position of Town of Gorham Supervisor. Stell, who is currently the president of City Hill Excavating, with 39 employees, has pledged to bring a business approach to the office and manage the town efficiently.

In his announcement, Stell stated that he decided to run after numerous requests over several months from Gorham citizens. He added that he wants to be Gorham Town Supervisor because he loves the town and feels that he is uniquely qualified to represent all people in the town.

Stell believes that his experience as a homeowner, landowner, business leader, farmer, prior lakefront property owner, home builder, and friend of the Mennonite community gives him some commonality with all the residents and allows him to relate to them.

Talking about his approach to governing, Stell said that he is an “efficiency fanatic” and hates waste. He plans to manage the Town of Gorham like a business and ensure that every town employee has a current job description and job performance expectations. He also believes that the town is in the public relations business and that anyone who lives, plays, works, or visits the town is a customer and should be treated like one.

Stell is a graduate of Marcus Whitman Central School and Alfred State College. He has served 18 years on the Marcus Whitman Board of Education, including four years as president. He has also served on the Alfred State College Development Fund Board since 2007, and he was president for six years. Stell is currently a member of the Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Board of Directors, where he served as president for two years.