Candidates emerging in local races

A few new faces join familiar ones as parties gear up to make endorsements

— This year, Green said he wants to discuss issues that include redevelopment of various neglected areas, including the Route 5 corridor along Schenectady, and the aging infrastructure within the town. Having a one-party Town Board, Green said, should concern residents.

“We need to diversify that board to make sure everyone’s represented,” Green said.

Meanwhile, Democrat Daniel Hornick, a teacher in Ballston Spa, said he would not be running for a second term. He said he would officially announce his reasons later this week after he discusses his decision with the Democratic Committee.

Colonie Democratic Committee Chairman Richard Jacobson said while the party is still reviewing candidates, attorney Susan Milstein is hoping to be nominated to fill Hornick’s seat. Milstein currently serves on the Colonie Planning Board.

Democratic Supervisor Paula Mahan will also run for her fourth two-year term. She said during her time as supervisor, there has been significant process made on a 10-year financial plan.

“I am looking forward to new challenges and to serving the people of the Town of Colonie for another term,” Mahan said.

Town Clerk Liz DelTorto said she, too, will be running. DelTorto, a Republican, has secured the two-year position for eight terms and begin her ninth campaign this season.

“I have the best job in America. I love my job,” DelTorto said.

DelTorto said she’d like to see some changes when it comes to the town’s online presence by getting more services on the website.

“We’re moving in that direction and it’s silly that we don’t have that available,” she said.

As of now, DelTorto does not have a Democratic opponent.

“No one has surfaced to run for that,” Jacobson said in regard to the office of town clerk.

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