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Former finance commissioner running for supervisor

Former city Finance Commissioner Ken Ivins is running to be one of the city's representatives on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.

"A number of people have asked me to get back involved again," said Ivins, a Republican, who lost his city position in 2011, when Democrat Michele Madigan was elected.

He made his announcement at the Thirsty Owl on Monday night.

The city's two seats on the county Board of Supervisors are currently held by Republican Matt Veitch and Democrat Joanne Yepsen. Veitch is running again, but Yepsen is running for mayor. No Democratic candidates have yet to emerge for either supervisor spot.

Regarding Yepsen, who is in the minority party on the board, Ivins said, "The city has been operating with one hand behind its back."

"I think I have a unique opportunity to work closely with them," he said of the Republicans, who control the board.

Before announcing his decision, there was some speculation that Ivins might run for supervisor, Accounts Commissioner or Mayor. "People have asked me to run for just about every position we have," he said.

The Republicans have yet to announce any of their Republican challenger at the city level.

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