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Saratoga County sees some tight races on Election Night

Alyssa Jung

— The Town of Halfmoon saw its first supervisor race in a decade and Republican incumbent Mindy Wormuth came out on top of challenger Deanna Stephenson with 2,003 votes to 1,476.

“Obviously it showed the fact that our team will be here for another two years and will continue to lead our town with no town tax, no highway tax and we’re very happy with the results and happy with the type of campaign we ran,” said Wormuth. “It’s always nerve-wracking and I always take a challenge seriously.”

Stephenson said she had “no regrets.”

“Quite frankly, it’s been a great ride,” said Stephenson.

Wormuth said Stephenson pointed out some things during her campaign that she felt the town could do better and that the town would definitely consider them in the future.

“We don’t always think we’re perfect so we will take those things into consideration as we move forward,” said Wormuth.

But not all of Stephenson’s issues were warranted, said Wormuth.

“We feel like a lot she threw out there was misinformation and more used as scare tactics for people and either wasn’t truth or she didn’t have a good understanding of how municipal government works,” said Wormuth.

Stephenson said she still stands by the reasons she ran for supervisor in the first place, which is that the town needs to “keep an eye on financial issues” and “mindful development,” and she said she’ll take a bigger role in town government to help achieve those things.

“I’m not leaving and I plan to be even more involved in town government,” said Stephenson, who said she would “absolutely” run again in the future.

“Don’t count me out,” she added.

Ballston

According to unofficial election returns, Democrat Patti Southworth will hold on to her spot as supervisor of the Town of Ballston for a third term, defeating Republican Peter Connors by 1,220 votes to 1,134.

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