I will be writing more extensively on this but I thought I would get this list out quickly.
All petitions for the respective parties had to be filed with the Saratoga County Board of Elections by the end of the business day, today (April 4) so we have the final line up.
The Incumbents: Party
Mayor: Meg Kelly Democratic/Working Family/Independence
Accounts: John Franck Democratic/Working Family/Independence
Finance: Michele Madigan Democratic/Working Family/Independence
Supervisor: Tara Gaston Democratic/Working Family
Public Works: Skip Scirocco Republican/Conservative/Independence
Supervisor: Matt Veitch Republican/Conservative/Independence
Mayor: Tim Holmes Republican/Conservative
Finance: Bob Barile Republican/Conservative
Public Safety: Robin Dalton Republican/Conservative/Independence
Supervisor: Steve Mittler Republican/Conservative
Public Safety: Kendall Hicks Democratic
Public Works: Dillon Moran Democratic
Finance: Patty Morrison Democratic
Although petitions were circulated for Eilleen Finneran for Public Safety, she did not submit them to the Board of Elections . She sent out the following statement:
After weeks of meeting with many supportive and encouraging Saratogians, I have decided not to run for the office of Public Safety Commissioner of the City of Saratoga Springs. I have previously served as Deputy Mayor and Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety for 10 years. While I hope someday to continue serving the City I love, now is not the right time for me. I appreciate the support I have received from the Saratoga Springs Democratic Party and, in particular, from the dedicated volunteers who collected the hundreds of petition signatures necessary to put my name on the ballot for the primary election to be held in June. I also appreciate the encouragement I received from Mayor Meg Kelly and Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan. I will vote for both of them this year, and I recommend that other voters do the same. Our most critical public safety need remains a third emergency facility in the eastern part of the city. I urge all Saratogians to support the City Council’s efforts to finally build that much needed facility.