Town Supervisor Tom Dolin announced he is planning a reelection bid for New Scotland Supervisor, he told the Spotlight Newspaper on Friday, May 15.
Dolin, a Democrat, has formally received the endorsement of the Conservative Party, according to information from the county chair Richard Stack, and Dolin said he is pleased they choose to put their support behind him.
The Democratic committee has not met yet to discuss its endorsement for this year's election, and will be hosting a party caucus to officially choose its candidate on Tuesday, June 23, said Mike Mackey, the party chair and town attorney in New Scotland.
Dolin said several factors contributed to his decision to seek reelection. He said before he decided he first wanted to scoping out the political landscape, and was also motivated by the desire to follow through on some key issues in the town that began during his administration.
I was exploring what support I had, Dolin said.
He said the commercial zone, and a limit on the size of retail developments inside of it, is an important issue to him. He said a project to close the Youmans Road railroad crossing and construct and alternate route instead and finding funding for development of new water districts, such as Johnson
Road are also priorities.
Dolin, a former town justice in New Scotland, said he has received the nomination from the Conservative Party before.
Stack said the party also endorsed Republican Chuck Voss, who sits on the planning board and incumbent board member Doug LaGrange, a Republican, for Town Board.
Check back at www.spotlightnews.com and the Wednesday, May 20 addition of the Spotlight Newspaper for an update to the story.
-Reporter Ariana Cohn contributed to this story.""