On Thursday, the town of Malta Republican Committee interviewed candidates seeking the Republican endorsement for town offices.
Following a year of change in town hall, which included revising town ethics laws, rezoning corridors of the town, and making town hall more accessible for employees and residents, Chairman Ted Willette said he believes this is a strong field of candidates who will continue to move Malta forward in a responsible manner.
“We are honored to have such distinguished, knowledgeable and forward-thinking individuals running for local office this year,” said Willette. “It was evident from interviewing these individuals that they possess the motivation and inspiration to help keep Malta the envy of so many other communities across New York. While others may want to use divisive and polarizing politics in their campaigns, our candidates will be focusing on issues that matter most to families in Malta. I’m confident they will remain committed to fiscal discipline and high ethical standards.”
The slate of candidates the Malta Republican Committee endorsed includes:
· Vince DeLucia, Town Supervisor
· John Hartzell, Town Council
· Sharon Farley Schiera, Town Council
· Roger Crandall, Highway Superintendent
· Patti Ruggles, Town Clerk
· Steven Gottmann, Town Justice
“It’s truly an incredible honor to represent all residents of Malta as Town Supervisor,” said DeLucia. “We have accomplished a great deal in just 14 months. We’ve revised the town ethics codes so all town employees and elected officials are held to the same high standards. We’ve reversed the poor stigma Malta had for years in the business community, and are creating opportunities for smart growth and an enhanced tax base. Most importantly, we’ve balanced budgets and kept Malta town tax-free. And we’ve done all of this as a team, which I’m so fortunate to be part of. I look forward to once again earning the trust of Malta residents.”
Also endorsed at last night’s meeting for re-election were Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo, Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner and Saratoga County Coroner Susan Hayes-Masa.
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