Republicans identify candidates for town of Ballston
Congressional campaign veteran Patrick Ziegler is running as the Republican candidate for supervisor in the town of Ballston.
Ziegler and four other Republican candidates were identified for town positions in a news release sent out this morning.
The full release on the slate of candidates is available below.
“Saratoga County is growing and we continue to be one the best places in New York State to work, raise a family and send your kids to school," Ziegler said in a statement.
"But that hasn’t happened by accident and we need to elect a new crop of local and county leaders who will keep the county one of the lowest taxed in the State while encouraging small businesses and entrepreneurs to settle and hire in Saratoga," he said. "That is what I hope to achieve as your Supervisor.”
Ziegler worked on the winning congressional campaign of Chris Gibson in 2010 and the losing congressional campaign of Bob Dieterich in 2012. According to the release, earlier this year he became a college financing specialist and insurance agent at Simmons Capital Group in Halfmoon.
The supervisor post is currently held by Patti Southworth, of the Independence Party, who says she will run for county clerk this fall.
Republican running for positions on the Town Board include Kelly Stewart and John Antoski. Anne Hogue is running for reelection at Tax Collector and Joseph Whalen Jr. is running for reelection as Highway and Water Superintendent.
Town of Ballston Republican Committee Chairman Mike Groves said their committee was proud of the team assembled for this year's elections. “We have a great history of supporting candidates that understand the importance of good government and this year is no different," he said in a statement.
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