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Nelligan to head Guilderland GOP

Matt Nelligan has replaced Ted Danz as GOP chairman in Guilderland as Danz is going to focus his energy on the congressional race against Paul Tonko.

I have greatly enjoyed my time as chairman but, I feel that I need to focus completely on my race for Congress. This is important because I know that I will need to give it my all in order to unseat a career politician like Paul Tonko, but also because the Guilderland Republican Committee needs a leader who can focus full time on its needs. Matt Nelligan has been a great Vice Chairman and will be a fantastic Chairman-He has my full support, Danz said.

Nelligan has served as vice chairman on the committee since 2009 and is a former Guilderland High School social studies teacher who currently works for the New York State Senate as the director of the energy and telecommunications committee.

"The Guilderland Republican Party has a long and successful history and as chairman I plan to do all I can to ensure that our best days are still ahead of us. I will focus on rebuilding our infrastructure, improving our fundraising and finding high quality candidates for Town elections. I am no stranger to hard work and difficult tasks and I am looking forward to this challenge." Nelligan said.

Nelligan praised Danz as well.

"Ted has been a great leader during a difficult rebuilding period for the Guilderland Republican Party. I want to sincerely thank him for his hard work and support and I look forward to his election to Congress this November." Nelligan said.

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