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Democrats back Republicans in Westerlo

Jul 05, 2021 3:03 pm

Noah Zweifel reports in the Altamont Enterprise that in Westerlo in southern Albany County, voters won't have many choices to make in the voting booth this November. The Westerlo Republican and Democratic committees have both nominated the same slate of candidates for two town board seats and the supervisor position. Voters will only choose between a Democrat and a Republican for town justice. Ken Mackey, a Democrat, is running against Stuart Elderd, a Republican for town justice. Democrats and Republicans have nominated Matthew Kryzak for supervisor, and Lorraine Pecylak and Joshua Beers for town board. All three are Republicans. “They care about the community,” Democratic Party chair Ned Stevens said, explaining why his party is backing candidates from a rival party. “They’re all willing to work together.” Democrats could probably elect Democrats in Westerlo if they wanted, with a registration advantage of 953 Democrats to 578 Republicans there. Read more about this story in the Altamont Enterprise.

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