Saugerties Election Guide

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This year, Saugerties voters will pick a supervisor, two Town Board members, a highway superintendent, a town justice and three county legislators.

One of the legislators, Dean Fabiano is unpposed, as are Town Clerk Lisa Stanley and Receiver of Taxes Suzi Filak.

Outside of Saugerties, there’s a county comptroller race and state supreme court race, as well as several ballot propositions (most notably, one that would amend the state constitution to allow for up to seven full-scale casinos.





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This graphic shows all the local contested races. Who’s running for what, who’s endorsed by which party, and how long the terms are










Town Supervisor

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Kelly Myers is the current town supervisor. She was elected in 2011. Greg Helmoortel was the supervisor for six terms before that. Gaetana Ciarlante is the challenger.

We published an in-depth article on the race in the Oct. 24 paper. Here’s the link.

We’ve had a poll on the race open for most of October.

Town Board

The Town Board candidates: Bruce Leighton, Jimmy Bruno, Bill Schirmer and Marjorie Block

The Town Board candidates: Bruce Leighton, James Bruno, Bill Schirmer and Marjorie Block

Four candidates are running for two seats on the town board. The terms are four years.
Here are interviews with each of the candidates:

The Town Board Poll is still open too. Vote here. 


Highway Superintendent

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Ray Mayone is challenging first-term Highway Superintendent Doug Myer for this two-year post.

Here’s the article

And the poll


Town Justice

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Dan Lamb hopes to hold on to his seat against a challenge by Lanny Walter. The town has two town justices. Four-year term.

Interview with Lamb

Interview with Walter 


County Legislature- District I

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Mary Wawro is facing a challenge from Beth Murphy in District I, which includes rural West Saugerties; pretty much everything west of the Thruway and north of the village. (See which district you’re in.)

Interview with Beth Murphy

Interview with Mary Wawro


County Legislature- District II

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Long-time legislator Bob Aiello is facing a challenge from Chris Allen in District II, the village and Barclay Heights and surrounding areas.  (See which district you’re in.)

Article on Chris Allen

Article on Bob Aiello

County Legislature- District III

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Legislator Dean Fabiano is going unchallenged in District III, Glasco and part of town of Ulster.  (See which district you’re in.)

Interview with Dean Fabiano


County Comptroller

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Comptroller Elliott Auerbach faces a challenge from Linda McDonough.

Saugerties Times article  


Ballot Propositions

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The League of Women voters provided this excellent guide to the ballot propositions

Local casino opponents weren’t happy with the wording on the ballot, and entertainment venues say the new venues would hurt their business




Read about the election in the words of the candidates, their supporters and opponents. Quite lively!


Where to vote

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Unsure? Look it up on the county Board of Elections site.