Dems interview candidates

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Democratic Committee is gearing up for the November elections and will be interviewing candidates who submit their names to a screening committee by May 1.

John Wemple, who chairs the screening committee, says he anticipates incumbents will be running.

Offices up for election include:

— Supervisor, a post currently held by Peter Barber who was first elected in a close race two years ago after long-time incumbent, Kenneth Runion, retired;

— Clerk, currently held by Jean Cataldo, who two years ago ran unopposed for her second term;

— Two town board posts, currently held by Patricia Slavick, who was first elected in 2000, and Paul Pastore, elected in 2006;

— Receiver of taxes, currently held by Lynne Buchanan, elected in 2013; and

— Two town justices, posts now held by Denise Randall, first elected in 2005, and Richard Sherwood, elected in 2013.

All of the current office-holders are Democrats.

Anyone interested in seeking the Democrats’ endorsement is to call Wemple at (518) 456-7202.


More Guilderland News

  • Pyramid answered, for itself and the town of Guilderland, all the allegations — save one — brought against them in a suit alleging impropriety in review of  Pyramid’s Rapp Road and Western Avenue projects. The town answered the allegation that it hadn’t responded to a Freedom of Information Law request, saying the plaintiffs’ lawyer hadn’t pursued the appeal.

  • The public hearing on Pyramid’s proposed Rapp Road apartment project was kept open until Oct. 28, as one Guilderland resident questioned whether the Oct. 14 hearing should have even taken place. 

  • After two years and two lawsuits related to the project — with one suit still in progress — the Guilderland Planning Board approved Pyramid’s proposed 222-unit apartment and townhome development for Rapp Road.

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