Armstrong leads Republican slate

B y Derek Liebig

 

The Whitehall Republican party has made its nominations for the town elections later this fall and most of the candidates will be familiar to most resident.

Four of the candidates have been active participants in town government in the past, including two incumbents.

Louis Pratt and Farrell Prefountaine will vie for the positions of Highway Superintendent and town councilman, respectively.  Both are serving out the remainder of their terms and will seek reelection.

Former town clerk Julie Millet will look to recapture her old post after having to resign from the position to care for her ill mother, who has since passed away.

George Armstrong looks to return to the political arena as he plans to run for town supervisor.

Armstrong served four years as town councilman in the mid 1990’s and was recently re-elected to the Whitehall Board of Education for the 11th time.

If he’s successful in his bid for supervisor, he would have to resign his position on the school board.

Local business owner Stephanie Safka fills out the Republican slate and will run for town councilman.

Safka is an active member of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and has lived inWhitehallfor the last 13 years, Armstrong said.

“She’s was very active in Republican politics when she lived inHudsonFalls. She’s not as well known, so she’ll have to get out there and get to work (campaigning),” Armstrong said.

Five positions will be open in this fall’s election: supervisor, town council man (2), highway superintendent and town clerk.

Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon has contended all along that he would not run again and confirmed that last week saying he has no desire to contend for another term.

The terms of councilman Prefountaine and Jim Putorti expire at the end of the year. It is not known whether Putorti, a Democrat, will seek re-election.

Current Town Clerk Elaine Jones has already announced she will seek reelection.

The Whitehall Democratic Party will choose its candidates at its Caucus on Sept. 10.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress – 02/05/16

North Country Freepress – 02/05/16

Weekender – 02/05/16

Lakes Region Freepress – 02/05/16

Finch and Chubb ‘under contract’

Finch and Chubb 1

By Dan King The Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Inn will soon be sold. A year ago, former owner Bill […]

Village of Granville overrides tax cap

dollar

By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the […]

Driver from rollover still hospitalized

Rollover 2

The driver of a log truck that rolled over on Route 4 last Thursday is still in the hospital at […]

Area schools not fiscally stressed

School

By Dan King There’s no need to stress, fiscally that is. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released the 2015 fiscal stress […]

Lively trivia night in Granville

trivia night winners

By Linda Ellingsworth Whether it was divine intervention or just plain superlative knowledge, the Looking Upward team trounced all other […]

Northshire Freepress – 01/29/16

North Country Freepress – 01/29/16

Weekender – 01/29/16