SARATOGA COUNTY – Carl Zeilman, previous director of the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services for the past four years, has been chosen as the Saratoga County Republican Committee chairman.
“It’s a very humbling opportunity to have the support of your peers to serve in this leadership role and to follow in the footsteps of former chairs Jasper Nolan, John Herrick and Steve Bulger and all the success they had,” Zeilman said according to the Daily Gazette. “My goal is to replicate their success in 2018 and beyond.”
Previous Saratoga County Republican Committee chairman Steve Bulger will be stepping down to work as a regional administration for the U.S. Small Business administration in Washington D.C. The Times Union reported Bulger will be responsible for managing and overseeing the agency’s lending, economic development and procurement programs in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Zeilman will serve out the remainder of Bulger’s term, which ends in September.
“I want to continue on with the success that the party has had in Saratoga County,” he said to the Daily Gazette. “Saratoga County is a great place to live, work and raise a family. There are nine municipalities in the county that have zero property tax, and the county has an unemployment rate just under 4 percent.”
At 41 years old, Zeilman is the youngest county chairman in the Saratoga County Republican Committee’s history.
Zeilman said he hopes to diversify the Republican party in the county and achieve success in upcoming elections.
“In 2017, we had more than 100 Republicans elected across the county, and I’d like to achieve the same results and win back the city of Saratoga Springs,” he told the Daily Gazette. “We had a 95 percent success rate electing Republicans last year and I want to mirror that in 2018 and 2019.”
Zeilman is a Town of Ballston resident and Navy reservist.
READ the Daily Gazette feature: https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/02/13/new-saratoga-county-republican-committee-chairman-elected
READ more coverage in the Saratogian: http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20180210/NEWS/180219967