Colonie candidates step forward

GOP to run Todd Drake against Supervisor Paula Mahan

— “The three Town Board members are new, fresh faces,” Hogan said. “They’ve got independent ideas. They’re young, energetic, vibrant. They have ideas to leading the town forward.”

As for town clerk, incumbent Liz DelTorto has been endorsed by the Republican Committee and the Democrats did not endorse any candidate.

“Liz’s always done the job. She runs a good office. The people that go into the town clerk’s office get good service and I think they’re happy with the service she provides the residents,” Hogan said.

DelTorto will be seeking her ninth term for the job she has said is “the best job in America.”

“I was very gratified to be given the endorsement. To have that … overwhelming support is quite an honor. I intend to work very hard to continue to make sure they’re proud of me,” DelTorto said.

Hogan said the committe also endorsed incumbent C. Michele Zilgme for receiver of taxes. She will face Democrat Kyle Simmons.

Brendan Baynes has been announced as the sole Democratic judicial candidate. Republicans endorsed incumbents Andrew Sommers and Norman Massry, whose seats are both up for reelection.

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