Springville Journal Election 2012 coverage: town clerks
BY: Springville Journal Staff | November 02, 2012
Boston town clerk
Jennifer Mulé is running for election to the position of Boston town clerk, after her endorsement by the Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Working Family parties.
Mulé served as the acting town clerk of Boston from Nov. 2010 – May 2012 and was appointed town clerk in May, to replace David Shenk, after his succession to the post of Erie County comptroller. She has been responsible for 12 budgets and acts as the registrar of vital statistics.
Mulé is a member of the New York State Town Clerk’s association, the New York state tax collector association, is a supporter of the Erie County summer youth employment and training and acts as the town of Boston Christmas sharing tree co-coordinator.
She is a graduate of the Bryant and Stratton Business Institute, is a New York state licensed notary public, has been a 13-year resident of Boston and is the mother of two children, Cody and Emily.
Concord town clerk
Darlene Schweikert was the deputy town clerk of Concord for 8 1/2 years, under former Town Clerk Mary “Beth” Bolt and was appointed town clerk by the Concord Town Board last December, when Bolt retired.
Schweikert is seeking her first elected position as town clerk. Running unopposed for the position, she is endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines.
Schweikert has been a resident of the town of Concord for 20 years. She and her husband Charles have one daughter, Chelsey, who is a chemical engineer in San Diego, Calif.
Schweikert is a member of the Erie County Town Clerk’s Association and the Erie County Tax Receivers Association.
She is a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts and is also a notary public. As town clerk, she is the registrar of birth and death records for the town and the village of Springville and is a freedom of information officer. Her other duties as town clerk include the issuing of marriage, hunting and dog licenses and handicap parking permits. The clerk is also responsible for recording the minutes of the Concord Town Board meetings.
Schweikert is currently working to make the Concord town website more user-friendly. She is also assisting the town board in installing a drop box at the front of the town hall for after-hours payments and the acceptance of credit and debit card payments, in her office.
In her time outside of the office, Schweikert runs and competes in triathlons. She is a member of the Buffalo Triathlon Club, the Ionraic Triathlon Club, Checkers Running Club and Spring Creek Fitness Center. Her most recent accomplishment was competing in Ironman Louisville in August.
Her pledge to the residents of Concord is to “provide friendly, efficient and professional service to all who come to the town clerk’s office.”