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MALTA: Klotz, Thomas, Sickels score wins

The town clerk's office has been under fire in recent months by longstanding board members Cliff Lange and Sue Nolen, who questioned the hours Sickles was working as town clerk, and whether her employment with Saratoga County was overlapping with her town job.

Sickels fired back with her own statement, saying the cuts were politically motivated, and "the only ones truly hurt by the cuts are constituents who will have less service at the clerk's office."

Sausville publicly endorsed Sickels and took part in numerous mailings in the days leading up to elections.

At a party uptown in Malta, Young said she would not likely pursue another run for town clerk. Her past employment for the town includes serving as deputy town clerk, data collector for the assessor's office and Web master.

"I still have the same happy life I had before the elections," said Young.

She campaigned on the platform of creating an environment of cooperation and sharing the resources of the clerk's office and the other offices of the town. She also vowed to work full-time for the town of Malta and to keep politics out of the town clerk's office.

Cynthia's husband, Doug, said late Tuesday night the Democrats were clearly the underdogs in every race.

"We were outnumbered 10-to-1 in terms of signs and mailings alone," said Doug Young. "I traveled with the Klotz-Gizzi-Young group, and their message was very positive; it wasn't about the other team at all. The Republicans are like a machine in Malta, and once it got going, there was no stopping it."

In other Malta races, Paul Sausville, town supervisor, running unchallenged, earned 1,809 votes. Highway Supervisor Thomas Adriance earned 1,764 votes; town justice James Nichols received 1,449 votes, and tax collector Sylvia Sievers earned 1,854 votes.""

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