With all the newfound awareness of the electoral college, interim elections, and politics, before the next swing district congressional races, and along with issues that will require your attention and input, there will be local races. The town will have a Supervisor race, two Town Board seats, and a Town Justice seat. Hopefully, Gina Capone will be running for re-election.
While I support court consolidation, she is the judge I would send to that new entity.
The Supervisor’s seat will be up for re-election this year (every 2 years). There was some talk of Jackie Annabi making another run, but she seems to be running aground these days. She is an incumbent Council Woman, whose term will be up this year. The other term that is up this year is Wendy Whetsel’s.
That gives us lots of room to work with. If heavy landscaping equipment is not your idea of a community commercial district, if you think that enforcement should be even-handed, or if you believe that there should be open communication about everything going on in town, consider a run for office. Or support a new candidate. There are lots of routes to the ballot and good, local government.
Oh right. Last, but not least. The county legislator seat is up this year. William Gouldman is the incumbent. It would be really nice to have some Democratic representation on the legislature. Every year, three seats are up on the 9 member body. So Democrats have the opportunity to challenge 3 seats. This could be the year!