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Claverack Party chooses bi-partisan slate

Sep 18, 2013 7:47 am
The Columbia Paper is reporting the Claverack Party will have a ballot line in the November 5 election for town officials. Petitions to create the party as a ballot line entity were filed with the Board of Elections last month. The party is running incumbents Democrat Robin Andrews for supervisor and Republican Robert Preusser for Town Board. The party endorsed first-time candidate Diane Boice-Yorck for Town Board, as well. The party is dedicated to "low taxes, economic development, using modern technology for increased efficiency, open communication and dialogue, and to ensuring that political party doesn’t get in the way of getting the work done." The group touted the accomplishments of the town during Andrews' term as supervisor, including the implementation of the town Comprehensive Plan and adoption of new zoning, and improvement of the town Web site. Read the full story in the Columbia Paper. In other election news, the Register Star is reporting the Copake Democrats have endorsed incumbent Town Justice Brian Herman for re-election, and incumbent Jeanne Mettler and political newcomer Matt Cain for town board. The Stockport GOP held its caucus Thurs., Sept. 12 and chose incumbent Kathleen Hamm and newcomer John Drabick for town council, incumbents Sandra Novak for town clerk/tax collector, John Mabb for town justice, Timothy Masten for highway superintendent and John Unson for town assessor.