Frombaugh wins Rochester mayoral race
Kathryn Frombaugh may have been a write-in for the Rochester mayoral race, but she was still able to defeat incumbent William Spicer.
Frombaugh, who was running for mayor for the first time, finished with 62.7 percent of the votes. Spicer, who was seeking his second term as mayor, finished with 37.3 percent of the votes.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the community and humbled that the people of Rochester village trust me with this role,” she said.
Frombaugh said she wants the community to become more tight knit.
“I would like to have more planned community activities and outreach to the younger generation to know the importance of a small, tight community,” she said.
Frombaugh has spent the last two years on village council.
She currently works at Kathryn Frombaugh, Attorney at Law, in New London. Despite owning her own law practice, she feels she will still have the necessary time to devote to Rochester.
“Since I have my own practice in New London, I am only 10 minutes away from Rochester,” she said. “I am able to set my own hours and I believe I can perform both jobs effectively. I know that council members will be supportive of me and if a conflict with scheduling arises, I can delegate to a council member. I am excited about this opportunity and will conquer each challenge as it arises.”
Frombaugh said the outgoing mayor was dedicated to the village.
“I appreciate the amount of time he devoted to the village in the time he served as mayor,” she said.
Frombaugh said the most enjoyable part of her campaign was meeting residents she hadn’t already met.
Frombaugh said she has plenty of people to thank for her successful campaign.
“I think I ran a clean and productive campaign,” she said. “I always have to thank my husband, Scott, for being a very supportive husband. I would also like to thank my friends and family in Rochester village for supporting me and exercising their voting rights on election day. Thanks (to the voters) for trusting me with this important job and I will represent (them) to the best of my ability.”