Advertisement
 
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Petitions filed for local elections

Friday, July 11, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI

nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com

A pair of council seats on the Amsterdam town board are currently the only locally contested races in the upcoming election season, according to petitions filed with the Mongtomery County Board of Elections, Thursday.

Four candidates have filed petitions to run for the two council seats left vacant by the election of Terry Bieniek and Alexander Kuchis to the county legislature last year.

Robert Purtell and Mary Maines are seeking to run as Democratic candidates against Republicans Ronald DiCaprio and Jeffrey Kreisel. Purtell also filed a petition as a Conservative.

Other local seats up for election this year include that of county sheriff and county clerk, a part-time judge for Amsterdam city court, and two members for the city citizen review board.

Republican County Sheriff Michael Amato filed a petition seeking re-election. He also filed a petition as an Independence candidate.

James Glorioso, who announced July 4 he was running as the Democratic challenger for the sheriff's seat, did not file a petition by the 5 p.m. deadline.

Glorioso said in an interview that he has decided to run against Amato as an independent candidate.

"I still have the backing of the Democrats but we decided that I would run as an independent instead," he said.

Board of Elections Commissioner Terrance Smith said petitions for independent candidates will be accepted in August.

County Clerk Helen Bartone is also seeking re-election and filed petitions as a Democratic and Conservative candidate.

Part-time City Judge and Democrat Lisa Lorman, of Amsterdam, filed a petition seeking re-election to the 6-year seat.

Democrat Kenneth R. Mazur, of Amsterdam, filed for the full-term position on the city citizens' review board. No petition was filed for the 1-year unexpired term on the board.

Republican Delegates and Alternate Delegates for the 4th Judicial District at the state convention were also filed earlier in the week. Delegate candidates include Montgomery County Attorney and Amsterdam lawyer Douglas E. Landon, and Attorney John L. Kirkpatrick of Fort Plain. Alternates are Kris Singh and Michael Dayian.

Voters in Montgomery County will also elect their state senator and assemblyman, their federal congressmen, governor, comptroller and attorney general.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Four face charges after fights at school
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    Concerns spark resignations
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    Officials express concern wage hike will hurt business
    Monday, February 08, 2016

    Family begins endowment to help Make-A-Wish kids
    Monday, February 08, 2016

    Donations lining up to help develop park in East End
    Monday, February 08, 2016

    GASD narrows superintendent field to three
    Friday, February 12, 2016

    Council plans to sell some foreclosures separately
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    Fonda, Fultonville face a deficit in the sewer budget
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    Gloversville man charged with murdering his wife
    Thursday, February 11, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook