Candidates seeking posts in Montgomery County
A total of 29 independent candidates filed petitions with the Montgomery County Board of Elections, allowing them to appear on the ballot in the general election.
Independents had until Tuesday to file their petitions. Filings include:
Palatine: The town now has a candidate running unopposed for the supervisor position. Louis Capece filed as a Free Choice candidate for the position.
Legislature:?John Thayer, chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Root supervisor, filed as a Liberty candidate for the new seat of county legislator in District 3. Thayer also is running on the Republican and Conservative ballots in the primary election.
The county is switching to a legislature form of government next year and has created new legislator positions.
Jeffrey Stark, Amsterdam’s 2nd Ward supervisor, filed as an Honest Government candidate for county legislator in District 7. Stark also will appear on the Democratic ballot.
Canajoharie: James Homkey, running for highway superintendent, filed as a Working Man candidate. Homkey also will appear on the Republican ballot in the primary election.
Scott Bowerman, also vying for highway superintendent in Canajoharie, filed as a Bowerman candidate.
Charleston: Christopher Hickey, who filed as a Common Sense candidate, will run against Republican Bruce M. Ferguson.
Paul Orzolek, who filed as a Unity candidate, Frank Vainauskas Jr., who filed as a Time for Change candidate, and Charles McMullen, who filed as an Uncle Sam candidate, are all running for the two available councilmen spots in Charleston. Vainauskas and McMullen will be on the Democratic ballot and Orzolek will be on the Republican ballot in the primary election.
Robert Sullivan, the supervisor of Charleston, filed as a Unity candidate for supervisor. Jeffrey Downes, also running for supervisor, filed as a Party for Progress candidate. Sullivan will be on the Democratic and Conservative ballots and Downes will be on the Republican ballot for the primary election.
Candidates running for highway superintendent in Charleston include Merrill James Wojcik III, who filed as a Unity for Change candidate, John Gross, who filed as a Right to Farm candidate, and Robert Rhinehardt who filed as a Knowledge candidate. Wojcik will appear on the Democratic and Conservative tickets, Gross will appear on the Democratic ticket, and Rhinehardt will appear on the Republican and Conservative tickets for the primary election.
Town of Florida: Douglas Hebert filed as a Time for Change candidate for highway superintendent. He will face primary candidate Democrat William Weller.
Dennise Dennison, who filed as a Dennison candidate, and Kim LaMont, who filed as an Integrity candidate, will run for the town clerk/tax collector position in Florida. Dennison will be on the Democratic ticket and LaMont will be on the Republican ticket for the primary election.
Thomas Krutz filed as a Brown candidate for a councilmen position in Florida. Two positions are available. Republicans Guy Robataille and Harold J. Alikonis will run in the primary election.
Stephen Brown filed as a Brown candidate for the Florida town justice position. He also will appear on the Republican ticket along with Lois Carleo for the two available town justice positions.
Glen: Linda Petterson filed as a Community candidate for town justice. She also will be on the Democratic ballot, facing Republican Ralph E. Schnackenberg in the primary election.
Minden: Kenneth Smith filed as an Integrity candidate for supervisor. Smith also will be on the Democratic ballot facing Republican Robert Perry and Conservative Cheryl Reese in the primary election.
Todd McFee filed as a Free Choice candidate for one of the two available Minden council positions.
Albert Hayes, who will appear on the Democratic ballot for the highway superintendent position in Minden, also filed as a Lindsay candidate.
Mohawk: Wayne DeMallie filed as a Frog candidate for the supervisor position. DeMallie will be on the Democratic and Conservative ballots, facing Republicans Edward Bishop Sr. and James Hoffman in the primary.
Mark Hoffman filed as a Think for Yourself candidate and Janet Tyler filed as an Everyone Has a Voice candidate for the two available Mohawk councilmen positions. Tyler also will be on the Democratic ballot along with John Buccos III and Republican Matthew Paton in the primary election.
Kimberly Sullivan, who’s still running unopposed for the Mohawk town/clerk tax collector position, filed as a Man’s Best Friend candidate. Sullivan will be on the Republican ballot as well.
Ronald Hinkle, who filed as a Tax Payer candidate, and William Holvig, who filed as a Working Man candidate, will run for the position of highway superintendent in Mohawk. Hinkle and Holvig will be on the Republican ballots. Holvig also will be on the Conservative line.
The primary election takes place Sept. 10 and the general election takes place Nov. 5.