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Democratic candidate emerges for Clifton Park supervisor

Wanda Zygmuntowicz was endorsed for Clifton Park supervisor by the town's Democratic Committee on Thursday night.

“We are proud to offer the voters of Clifton Park a highly qualified and committed candidate who is a true citizen advocate,” said Clifton Park Democratic Committee Chair Youssef Ballout in a statement.

This fall she will take on incumbent Republican Phil Barrett.

Zygmuntowicz is president, COO and managing partner of CUSTOMERicity, and for more than 30 years has been developing communications and marketing programs for businesses and groups like HSBC Bank, Corning and the Cancer Research Institute. She is a member of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Schenectady County and is active in the international Women Presidents’ Organization.

In a statement, Zygmuntowicz said it was important to get ideas beyond what developers need.

"As Town Supervisor I would make sure that development is in balance and urban sprawl under control while making improvements to our Town’s infrastructure," she said. "By initiating and managing workable development and infrastructure policies, the future of Clifton Park will be more secure.”

“We need to be more responsible stewards of our financial as well as our natural resources to provide for a healthy and sustainable community and to protect our quality of life throughout the town," Zygmuntowicz said, promising environmentally friendly growth.

It will be an uphill climb for the Democratic challenger, as Barrett has an overwhelming enrollment edge and more than a decade of name recognition in his favor. In 2011, he more than doubled the vote total of his Democratic opponent.

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