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Mechanicville Mayor

Mechanicville mayor

Dennis Baker

Party affiliation: Republican

Party lines: Republican, Conservative

Experience: He served on the city's police department for more than 20 years, worked 20 years as the divisional manager for loss prevention with Hannaford and currently works for Devito-Salvadore Funeral Home. He served on the Mechanicville Board of Education for 15 years, which included time as president. He also served on the Mechanicville Industrial Development Agency and is a past executive director of the Mechanicville Area Community Center.

Jim Peluso

Age: 64

Party affiliation: Democrat

Party lines: Democrat, Working Families, Independence

Education: Graduate degree from the University at Albany

Experience: He has 40 years of experience in local, state and federal government, including serving as Mechanicville's commissioner of finance. He served five consecutive terms as president of Mechanicville Community Services Center, was Chairman of City Civil Service Commission and administered housing and support services to veterans and their families through the program Soldier On. He is also a decorated veteran.


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