Mayor David Carr has been selected by the Westfield Republican Committee to be the candidate for the office of mayor, a position he has held since 2005.
Carr has been a resident of the area for 56 years, married to his wife Beverley for 53 years. The couple has a son, Bryan, and a daughter, Cindy, who are both graduates of Westfield Academy and Central School. They also have four grandchildren.
Carr graduated from Randolph Central School, and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He took undergraduate courses at Kansas State University and graduated from the New York State Police Academy. Carr retired from the State Police as a criminal investigator in 1976. He owned the Westfield News Room for four years, and worked for United Refining Company in Warren, Pa., for 15 years as a member of their security and loss-prevention department.
Carr's volunteer activities include membership in the Free and Accepted Masons for 57 years. He is a past member of both the Westfield Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. Carr served on the Westfield School Board of Education for 15 years, was a former member of the BOCES Board of Education and served on the Westfield Recreation Commission for several years. He is presently a member of the Former New York State Police Association and the American Association of State Troopers. Carr is also an active member of the board of directors for the Former Troopers Helping Hands Association, a nonprofit group granting last wishes for terminally ill children. Recently, County Executive Greg Edwards appointed him to the Southern Tier West Regional Development Corporation board of directors.