Malta candidates reach across party lines

Gizzi has battled what some town residents have seen as negative campaigning in the recent Republican primaries, as 11th hour fliers and mailings questioned the scruples of current board members.

"There were untrue, negative fliers out there, and we've thought about filing complaints with the League of Women Voters, but that would be joining in the negativity," said Gizzi, who was former town supervisor David Meager's executive assistant for 15 years. "Infighting is not what we're here for."

Gizzi said she shares with Klotz and Young the desire to make decisions at the board level based on solid information and public input.

"We need to compile information from experts and make qualified decisions, and not back pedal and waste so many tax dollars," said Gizzi. "Our job isn't to fall in line and agree with everyone on the board; that's not my job. My job is to represent people."

Gizzi admitted teaming up with a Democrat is a risky move in light of not winning the Republican nod at the primary level.

"I'll be kicked off the Republican committee, but I have nothing to lose at this point. My only goal is to be a fair-minded person," said Gizzi. "I will be genuine, and let people know this board will do right for them. There will be a lot of effort between now and Election Day."

There will be a rally and fundraiser to support the Cynthia Young for Malta town clerk campaign on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bentley's Restaurant on Route 9 in Malta.""

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