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BALLSTON: Party challenges petition

Colyer said he was surprised by Wood's reaction to the objection to the petition.

"This is a standard procedure," said Colyer. "It's not a personal insult or low-level politics. It's just one of the things you do in the election process."

Townley did not return numerous calls for comment.

In the third corner of the supervisor race is Democratic candidate Patti Southworth, who ran for a town council seat last year and lost by six votes to incumbent Republican Mary Beth Hynes. Led by Southworth's husband, Pat Southworth, the Democrats continue to make a strong pre-election push.

In a lengthy campaign statement released earlier this month, Wood acknowledged he is the back runner in a highly visible race to replace retiring town supervisor and Republican Ray Callanan.

"I am the one candidate running without any big bucks or political endorsement," said Wood. "Political arrogance has had a chokehold on our community's ability to be better prepared for the changing world around us," said Wood. "Once elected, I vow this grip will cease, allowing breathing room, fresh air, fresh ideas and an unobstructed flow of all peoples' input into shaping their community." ""

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