The Fire Commissioner elections for the Commack Fire Department will be held on Tuesday.
A 20-year veteran firefighter will run for the Commack Fire Department's title of fire commissioner against the incumbent, Thomas McFadzen, on Dec. 11.
Mary Francis Ryan, a Commack resident for 19 years, will be running for a seat as Fire Commissioner. Ryan grew up as part of the Centerport Fire Department family, following in her father's footsteps by joining as a junior firefighter at age 14. Throughout her firefighting career, Ryan has held the titles of lieutenant, captain and in 1995 was elected to the Board of Directors. She later served as president of the corporation from 1999-2000.
Ryan will be running against incumbent commissioner Thomas McFadzen, who is running for his second full five-year term. McFadzen was first elected to office after the standing commissioner moved out of the Commack Fire District. He ran a successful campaign to be elected to his first full-term.
McFadzen has lead the Commack Fire Department in responding to hundreds of community calls and alarms through two major storms: Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Voting will be held held on Tuesday, from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., at the Commack Fire Department's Main House at 6309 Jericho Turnpike.