ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- The three female candidates running for two trustee seats in Endicott gathered on Saturday to meet the public and work together for Women in Politics Unite.
It is part of a joint effort aimed to reach across party lines and discuss each candidate's platform. Independent candidate Barbara Beebe, Republican candidate Beverly Townsend, and Democratic candidate Eileen Konency shared their opinions. They also listened to input from the public.
According to the candidates, they believe they are making a difference as female contenders.
"We wanted to walk the talk, we keep hearing from constituents, they keep saying why cant we work to why can wash work to we decided we have to walk the talk, we have to get out to the people," said Townsend.
Konency added, "Our campaigns are separate, were all doing our own thing, but if elected as a trustee, to be able to work to and not have party lines be so edited and divided."
"Fathers yes, fathers have a job, they mow the lawn and other things, the mother of the household is the household. She keeps that together, the three us need to do that to the village to keep it going," said Beebe.
All three women will be running against Democrat Frank Flint. The Republican seat will be vacated by Republican Joseph Nirchi. He will not be seeking reelection.