Guilderland GOP emboldened for victory

Chairman touts endorsed candidates, optimistic to topple Dem stronghold

— Best is assistant legislative director for state Senator Mike Nozzolio.

“As a lifelong resident of the Town of Guilderland, I have continuously sought ways to improve the town and community I grew up in, and have always looked for ways to give back,” Best said in a statement.

DeNigris is a registered Democrat. Nelligan said DeNigris is “well qualified and supports our positions on issues important to law enforcement, and town residents.”

Republican candidates in Guilderland face an uphill battle when it comes to demographics. There are approximately 3,000 more active registered Democratic voters (9,850) than active registered Republicans in Guilderland.

“It is always changeling,” Nelligan said. “People in Guilderland have shown in the past they will vote Republican.”

Approximately 1,330 Guilderland residents are active registered Independents. Within the town there are just over 24,900 registered voters.

Calls to Runion and Guilderland Democratic Committee Chairman David Bosworth were not returned before The Spotlight went to press.

Town Democrats appeared to be making endorsements the night of Monday, June 3, according to the committee’s website. As of late April, Runion had not made a decision on whether to run for an eighth two-year term.

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