Monday, October 04, 2010

Stephentown Democrats Select Candidates for November 2, 2010

Our thanks to the enthusiastic Stephentown Democrats and guests who attended our Caucus on September 16 at the Fire Hall. The local Democratic Party continues to gain momentum and to build its reputation for being well-organized and focused on its goal of providing excellent, bipartisan candidates for local positions.

The local candidates on the Democratic line (Row A) in the November 2 election will be:

Bill Jennings - Town Council

Wes Edwards – Town Justice

Bill Jennings has resided in Stephentown for 33 years. He is very active in the Fire District, Fire Department, Historical Society and the Library, and is also a member of the Stephentown Democratic Committee. Bill is retired from a distinguished academic career at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and brings an energy level and commitment to excellence that will be a welcome addition to town government. Bill would join Democrats PJ Roder and Chris Demick on the Town Council, providing a new direction for the future of Stephentown. His election will ensure that Stephentown continues to move forward and avoids a return to the embarrassments and mistakes of the past.

Wes Edwards has served Stephentown residents with distinction for 47 years as Town Justice. He is a registered Republican and will also appear on the Republican and Conservative lines, but is pleased to be part of our continuing bipartisan approach to finding the best available candidates for local positions. We are delighted to have him join our ticket for the first time in his long and distinguished career.

We invite everyone to a Meet the Candidates event on Sunday, October 17 from 2-4 pm in the Fire Hall. The event is open to all Stephentown Residents. Light refreshments will be served and Democratic candidates for national and state positions have been invited to attend. Introductions will begin at 2:30 pm.

We were very successful last November, with every local candidate on Row A winning his/her election. We now have the opportunity to take an active part in moving Stephentown forward, but we cannot do it without your continued support. Please make sure you vote on November 2. Please also consider sending a contribution to the address at the top of this letter. Contributions will also be accepted on October 17 at our Meet the Candidates event at the Fire Hall.