Guilderland GOP emboldened for victory

Chairman touts endorsed candidates, optimistic to topple Dem stronghold

— During Grimm’s second year in office he announced he would challenge incumbent Democrat Supervisor Ken Runion, but he withdrew his candidacy shortly after announcing. Grimm and fellow Republican Warren Redlich had often clashed with Democratic board members and Runion.

Grimm and Redlich previously knocked two Democratic incumbents off the Town Board and Grimm believes he has a genuine shot at the supervisor’s office.

“I am really passionate about speaking up for people in Guilderland and people get that when they meet me at the doors,” Grimm said. “I think have an appeal to Democrats and Independents and I have to in this town to win.”

Carman, who is serving his third term as an Albany County legislator for the 29th District, has sat on the county’s Audit and Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Health Committee, Law Committee and its new Special Tax Committee. He is a lifelong resident of Guilderland and lives with his wife, Becky and two daughters, Kara and Taylor. Carman works as senior vice president of Lending for Kinderhook Bank. He has more than 20 years experience in commercial financing and business banking.

Livingston has lived in Guilderland for more than 50 years and is married with four children. He has been a member of the Guilderland Elks Club for more than 30 years and is a board member of the Jack Falvo III Foundation. He is “semi-retired” and a project manager for G W Martin.

“I think these are two of the best qualified candidates we have had in long time,” Nelligan said. “These are really solid citizens with great records in the community.”

Wright has worked as a computer information specialist for the Albany County Board of Elections since 2007. Previously, Wright was program director of the Mont Pleasant Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady. He has served as secretary for the town Republican Committee since 2008.

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