The Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee is circulating two petitions for candidates they have endorsed for city positions to run in the November, 2023, local elections. One has all their endorsed candidates on it except for Ron Kim for Mayor. The other petition is just for Ron Kim for Mayor.
Given Kim’s email with its epithet-laden rant at Accounts Commissioner Dillon Moran, it is reasonable to assume that he is insisting that his name not be on the same document as Moran.
I must say that the Democratic Committee has become something of a black box. It has been impossible to get any reliable information as to what prompted the Mayor’s outburst and what Moran has done to incur Kim’s wrath.
Democrat and former Commissioner of Public Safety Chris Mathiesen is also circulating petitions to run for Mayor. There appears to be at least one committee person who is carrying Mathiesen’s petition, not Kim’s, along with the petition for the other incumbent candidates endorsed by the committee. If both Kim and Mathiesen get enough signatures, there will be a primary in June between the two. The winner will appear on the Democratic line in the November election.
My sense is that Gordon Boyd, who is running for one of two County Supervisor positions, has established himself as the de facto leader of the Democratic Committee. Former Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan, who the committee did not endorse and who was one of three Democratic candidates not allowed to address the full committee, is circulating a petition for the second Supervisor position that the committee did not fill. If she gets enough signatures, she will appear with Boyd on the Democratic line in November.