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.



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