Woodstock supervisor Jeremy Wilber has confirmed that he will seek a new two-year term in the fall election, with an official announcement of his candidacy scheduled to take place at noon on Saturday, April 27, at the Village Green.
In a brief e-mail exchange on April 22, the incumbent supervisor said that the first step in his bid for reelection would be to vie for the Democratic nomination in that party’s primary, which is expected to occur in September, although no date has yet been set. The general election will take place on November 5.
Wilber said that he would detail his reasons for seeking the support of local Democrats at the upcoming Village Green event.
“The world will not shift on its axis, but I do hope that my service to the town and fellow Democrats will move Democrats to participate in the September Democratic primary,” said Wilber, who will complete the first term of his current stint as supervisor at the end of the year. He previously held the position from 2000 to 2007.
Wilber’s announcement brings to three the number of declared candidates for town supervisor. The others are Planning Board member Lorin Rose and former councilwoman Terrie Rosenblum. Wilber’s successful run for office in 2011 began with a landslide victory over Rosenblum in the Democratic primary and a narrower win over Rose, the nominee of the Republican and Common Sense parties, in the general election.
All three candidates plan to compete in this year’s Democratic primary. Wilber and Rosenblum have long been enrolled Democrats, while Rose, a previously unenrolled voter — that is, unaffiliated with a party — has converted his status to Democratic in order to participate in the party’s primary. The Woodstock electorate comprises approximately 2,800 enrolled Democrats, 1,100 unenrolled voters, and 650 enrolled Republicans.