Candidates seek independent lines
Some candidates for local and state offices have filed petitions to run on independent lines in the November general election.
The deadline to file petitions was Tuesday.
New York state
In the 46th Senate District, which includes Montgomery County, Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, has filed petitions to run on the Women’s Equality independent party line.
In November, she will face Republican George Amedore, a former state assemblyman, who also filed independent petitions to run under the Stop Common Core party.
Amedore will face an Independence Party primary challenge from Joseph A. DiFalco in September.
In the 49th Senate District, which includes Fulton County, state Sen. Hugh T. Farley, R-Schenectady, filed petitions to run on the Stop Common Core independent party line.
The winner of a Democratic primary in September between Patti Southworth and Madelyn C. Thorne will face Farley in the general election in November.
In the 111th Assembly District, Peter Vroman, running on the Republican and Conservative lines, filed petitions to run under the Stop Common Core independent party line.
He will face state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, a Democrat, in the November election.
The 111th District includes Montgomery County.
In a Mayfield Town Council race, Raeann S. Burns filed petitions to run under the Equality Party independent line. She will face the winner of a Republican September primary race between Lois E. Montanye and Jack E. Putman.
In a Stratford town justice race, Douglas Gardner filed petitions to run under the Marine Bulldog independent party.
In a race for a Broadalbin town council seat, Joy Canfield filed petitions to run under the We the People independent line.
County sheriff candidate James Glorioso Jr. filed petitions to run under the Unity with the Community independent line in November against Sheriff Michael J. Amato, who is running on the Republican, Independence and Conservative party lines.
Barbara Wheeler filed petitions to run on the A Step Forward independent line for Montgomery County clerk against Helen Bartone, who is running on the Democratic and Conservative party lines.