MALTA: Three up for GOP primary

The three candidates bring a variety of experience to the table.

"I've been on the town board now for a little over a year and a half," said Gizzi, adding that she worked for former supervisor Dave Meager for 15 years.

She said she has a history of "getting the job done" in Malta, such as helping create a multi-use pass on Ruhle Road South " also known as the "Ice Cream Trail."

"That's my forte, bringing projects to fruition," she said. "I like to listen to what people say, let them know I hear and do everything in my power to get them what they need."

Klotz is also no newcomer to community service.

"Over the past several years, I've been part of several studies and committees that have helped compose the comprehensive master plan," he said. "By applying those tools, we'll get what we want to see."

Klotz said that working on all those committees has taught him how to work with people from different backgrounds to accomplish common goals. He said his involvement with St. Peter Lutheran Church, the ambulance corps and the community is an expression of his love of the town.

"I've really come to know and love Malta," he said.

Thomas, who hails from Luther Forest, said her community experience is key to understanding her as a candidate.

"My being a lifelong resident of Malta is experience in itself," she said. She has also worked for the state for Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady, in the Office of Member Services.

Thomas said working for the state has been exciting. "I get to follow legislation here in Albany," she said.

She said her service on many committees in Malta, such as the Trails Committee, has led her to a growing love of her hometown.

"Running for office " this decision has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I'm looking forward in serving the people of Malta," Thomas said.

The upcoming primary is to determine who will run for the Republican Party. However, all of the candidates have been endorsed by other parties. Each will still have the option to run without the auspices of the GOP.""

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