Montgomery County races set
Elections in Montgomery County on Nov. 5 will include candidates for county positions as well as town offices.
Here is a list of candidates on the ballot running for various positions:
Republican Matt Ossenfort and Democrat Dominick Stagliano are the candidates running for the new executive post. Ossenfort, 32, works as a senior legislative analyst with the New York State Senate. Stagliano, 65, is the St. Johnsville town supervisor. He served as the mayor of St. Johnsville from 1991-95 and has been on the Board of Supervisors since 1998.
State Supreme Court
In the state Supreme Court 4th District judicial race, Democrat Mark L. Powers is running against Republican and Conservative Party candidates Thomas Nolan and Stan Pritzker.
For county coroner, Democrat and Conservative Party candidate Joseph Riley III is running unopposed for District 1. Susan Quackenbush is running unopposed for District 2 under the Republican and Conservative lines.
Town of Amsterdam
Town Supervisor Thomas DiMezza is running for re-election unopposed under the Republican and Conservative Party lines.
Linda Bartone Hughes, a Democrat, is running for the town clerk position unopposed.
For the town tax collector position, Kim Smith is running under the Republican Party.
David Thribodeau, running under the Republican and Conservative Party lines, is running for the town’s highway superintendent position.
Herbert D. Menge and Deborah A. Slezak are both running under the Democratic Party for town justice.
Kenneth J. Krutz and Bart A. Tessiero are running for town council under the Democrat and Conservative lines. Lastly, Republican Alyce J. Banewicz is running for town assessor.
Town of Canajoharie
Republican and Conservative candidate Herbert Allen is seeking re-election unopposed as the town supervisor, while Republican Laurie Vroman seeks re-election unopposed for the town clerk.
David M. Hodge, a candidate for the Republican and conservative lines, is competing with Bowerman Party candidate Steve Bowerman and Working Man Party candidate James Homkey for the town highway superintendent position. Republicans William Armitstead and Rodney Young are running for two seats on the town council.
Republican and Party 4 Progress candidate Jeffrey Downes is running against Democratic and Conservative incumbent Robert S. Sullivan for town supervisor.
Republican Diane C. Ferguson is running unopposed for town clerk and tax collector.
Democratic and Right to Farm candidate John Gross, Republican and Unity Knowledge Party candidate Robert Rhinehardt and Conservative and Uncle Sam Unity for Change Party candidate Merrill Wojcik are competing for highway superintendent.
Democrats Charles McMullen and Frank T. Vainauskas, Republican and Unity Knowledge candidate Paul A. Orzolek and Uncle Sam Candidate Charles McMullen are running for the two town council positions. Vainauskas is also running under the Time 4 Change Party.
Christopher Hickey of the Common Sense Party and Bruce M. Ferguson of the Republican Party are running for an unexpired term on the town board.
Town of Florida
Eric Mead of the Republican and the Conservative Party is running unopposed for town supervisor.
Democrat and Dennison Party candidate Denise B. Dennison will square off against Republican and Integrity Party candidate Kim LaMont and Conservative Kathryn M. Hermance for town clerk.
Republican and Conservative Party candidate William G. Weller and Time 4 Change Party Candidate Douglas Herbert are competing for town highway superintendent.
In the town justice race, Republicans Stephen Brown and Louis Carleo are running for the two open positions. Brown is also running under the Brown Party.
Harold Alikonis and Guy Robataille, both Republicans, are running against Brown Party candidate Thomas Krutz for two open town council positions.
Democrat Donna L. Gray is running unopposed for the town assessor.
Lawrence Coddington, a Republican, is running unopposed for town supervisor.
Roxanne Mihuka, a Republican, is running unopposed for the town clerk and tax collector position.
The town justice race will include Democrat and Community Party candidate Linda Petterson squaring off against Erik Schnackenberg, a Republican.
Two town council positions open this year have Republicans Kirk Field and Thomas Murray Jr. seeking to fill them.
Democrat and Integrity Party candidate Kenneth A. Smith is running against Republican Robert Perry and Conservative Cheryl Reese for town supervisor.
Janet Trumbull, a Republican and Conservative candidate, is running unopposed for the town clerk and tax collector.
Albert Hayes, Democrat and Lindsay Party candidate, and Scott Crewell, Republican, are running against each other for highway superintendent.
Republicans Stephen Heiser and Thomas Yager and Free Choice Party candidate Todd McFee are running for two town council positions. Heiser is also running as a conservative.
Town of Mohawk
Democrat and Conservative Wayne DeMallie is competing against Republican Edward Bishop Sr. for town supervisor.
Republican Kimberly Sullivan is running unopposed for town clerk and tax collector.
In the town highway superintendent race, Republican, Conservative and Working Man Party candidate William Holvig is running against Tax Payer candidate Ronald Hinkle.
Democrats John Buccos III and Janet Tyler, Republican Matt Paton and Think For Yourself candidate Mark Hoffman are competing for two town council positions. Tyler is also running under the Everyone Has A Voice Party.
Sara Niccoli, a Democrat, is running against Louis Capece of the Free Choice Party for town supervisor.
Republican Linda Logan is running unopposed for town clerk, while Arthur Logan, a Republican, is running unopposed for highway superintendent.
Republican Ronald Dygert is running unopposed for town justice.
Republicans Shawn Cotton and Betty J. Sanders are running for two town council positions.
Gary Kemp, a Republican, is running unopposed for town supervisor, while Republican and Conservative Laurel Sherrie Eriksen is running unopposed for the town clerk position.
Democrat and Conservative Donald Oeser is running unopposed for town highway superintendent.
Democrat LuEmma Quackenbush and Republican Dominic Cuomo are running for the two town council positions.
Town of St. Johnsville
Republican Wayne M. Handy is running unopposed for town supervisor, while Democrat Lynn Stever is running unopposed for town clerk.
For highway superintendent, Democrat Jeffery Doxtater and Republican Maynard Baker are running against each other. Republican Bruce Dye is running unopposed for town justice, while Republicans Susan Handy and Ronald Millington are running for two council positions.
City of Amsterdam
Democrat Irene Collins and Republican Matthew Agresta will compete for the city controller. In Ward 1, Democrat Kenneth Mazur is running against Republican and Conservative Edward Russo for alderman. In Ward 2’s alderman race, Valarie Beekman is running unopposed under the Democratic Party. In the Ward 3 alderman race, Democrat Debra Baranello is running against Democrat and Conservative Ronald Barone Sr. For Ward 4, Democrat David Dybas and Republican Diane Hatzenbuhler are competing for the alderman position. Hatzenbuhler is also running under the Conservative Party and Independence Party nominations. In Ward 5, Republican Richard Leggiero is running unopposed for alderman.