Candidates file petitions

— “The numbers clearly show that my campaign is well-organized, enthusiastic and ready to work even harder over the next four months,” said Frazier.

Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols filed 1,225 signatures. He said he would not challenge petitions filed by his fellow Democratic candidates because the decision should be “left to the people to decide on Primary Day.”

Phil Steck, also an Albany County Legislator, submitted “over 1,200 signatures” and qualified to be on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines.

“We are confident that these signatures are valid and would withstand challenge from the other candidates’ campaigns,” said Steck.

Niskayuna Supervisor Joe Landry said he submitted more than the minimum number of required signatures on the Democratic line, though he was unsure of the exact number. The Schenectady County Democratic Committee could not be reached by press time.

Jennifer Whalen, the sole Republican candidate, submitted nearly 3,000 signatures and will also run on the Conservative and Independence lines.

“The reception I’ve received in the community has been fantastic so far and I hope to carry this momentum through the primaries and on to the general election in the fall,” said Whalen.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares filed 6,010 signatures, more than three times the number needed to get a spot on the ballot. He’s running on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence lines.

“I am deeply honored by this show of support from all areas of Albany County,” said Soares.

Challenger Lee Kindlon submitted 4,000 signatures and said that number shows “just how many Democratic voters are unhappy with the current District Attorney.”

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