The Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee met on Saturday, February 23rd to decide on endorsements for positions in the upcoming city elections. The endorsement meeting lasted a grueling eight hours.
The committee split over endorsing Mayor Kelly but she prevailed and she is now their endorsed candidate.
In a last minute action, Patti Morrison asked the committee at the meeting to endorse her for Commissioner of Finance. In the end, the committee endorsed Michele Madigan in another split vote.
Eileen Finneran and Kendall Hicks sought the committee’s endorsement for Public Safety Commissioner. Due to a previous commitment, Ms. Finneran was unable to attend the meeting but sent a statement. The committee decided not to endorse either candidate and leave the decision to be determined in a primary.
John Franck (Commissioner of Accounts), Dillon Moran (Commissioner of Public Works), and Tara Gaston (Supervisor) were endorsed by consensus.
The committee declined to endorse Steve Mittler who was seeking to run for supervisor. Mr. Mittler is not currently registered as a Democrat.
I understand the Republican City Committee will be meeting on Tuesday to decide on their endorsements.