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Greene County elections shaping up, caucus deadline weeks away

Aug 01, 2017 12:04 am

Daniel Zuckerman reported for Columbia-Greene Media it is a local election year, and various races in Greene County are shaping up. Towns have until Sept. 19 to hold caucuses. The 14 towns in the county are electing supervisors, town board members and other officials. Most of the candidates that have filed are Republicans, with some exceptions. In Athens, Republican Town Supervisor Robert Butler Jr. is running again, and he will be challenged by Michael Pirrone, a Democrat. Democrats PhyllisAnn Dinkelacker and Martin Miller, as well as incumbent Republicans Anthony Paluch and Mary Brandow are all vying for town board seats. Candidates that have filed in Cairo, Catskill, Durham, New Baltimore and Windham are all Republicans. In Cairo, incumbent Town Supervisor Daniel Benoit is running unopposed, and incumbent town board member Mary Jo Cords is being challenged by Jason Watts. Incumbent Jared Giordano and newcomer Dawn Scannapieco are running for Catskill Town Board. In Coxsackie, Town Supervisor Richard Hanse is running unopposed. In Durham, Town Supervisor William Carr Jr. is seeking re-election, but he will be challenged in a primary by Shawn Marriott. Incumbent Nick Nahas, Carmel Rustick and Linda Sutton are running for town board. Joseph VanHolsteyn is running for highway superintendent. In New Baltimore, Jeffrey Ruso is running for town supervisor, and Kelly Downes and Shelly VanEtten are seeking town board seats. Windham Town Supervisor Robert Pelham is unopposed, and Ian Peters and Wayne VanValin are running for town board. Stephen Walker is looking to fill an unexpired term on the Windham Town Board. Gary Thorington is the candidate for town highway superintendent. In Greenville, longtime town supervisor Paul Macko, a Conservative, is running unopposed. Conservatives Richard Bear and Kenneth Stern are vying for town board seats. Terry Williams is running for highway superintendent. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.