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Primaries bring in new blood to Rotterdam

Despite his loss in the primary, Tommasone said he is confident heading into the November election.

"I signed the fair campaign pledge and therefore will not react in kind to the negative campaign run by DelGallo, nor will our town's image be damaged by him or those who want a return to the corrupt days of the former Democratic administration led by his party bosses," said Tommasone.

DelGallo said he is focused on improving the attitude in Town Hall. He said he thinks there needs to be more politeness coming from the people who work there toward the residents who come in.

"We have to get the taxes straightened out," said DelGallo. "They treat some people well, [but] everyone should be treated the same. There's nobody better than anyone else. We're all the same and we ought to treat everybody the same, and it's not happening."

DelGallo said that while he's "really not a politician" he runs several businesses besides his main business, the Rotterdam-based DelGallo Country Pools, Inc.

"I know how to run a business. If you only have so much money coming in you can only spend so much of it and when you run out of it you can't tax the people to death," said DelGallo.

DelGallo said he's not interested in getting paid for the job if he wins. Instead, he would like to donate his salary to charities throughout Rotterdam.

For Schenectady County Legislature, Democrats Judith Dagostino and Holly Vellano will take the Conservative line in the District 4 race. Dagostino had 343 votes and Vollano had 332. Dagostino also won the Working Families line. No New Tax Party member Bradley Littlefield received the fewest votes with 181.

Dagostino said she plans to regroup as she prepares to run for her third term on the Schenectady County Legislature.

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