New York State Assemblyman Tony Jordan, a Republican of the 113th District, was recently elected to become the next District Attorney of Washington County. Jordan, a lawyer by trade, served as Assistant District Attorney prior to his election to the Assembly in 2008. WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Jordan, who reflected on his experience in the legislature and his reasons for leaving.
On Tuesday, Republican Mike Zurlo won with 61 percent of the vote. Zurlo, who also ran on the Independence Party line, was challenged by Conservative and Democratic Party candidate Phil Lindsey, who received 35 percent of the vote. Jason Longton Jr., who ran on his own Stop Corruption Party line, received 3 percent.
Democratic Saratoga County Supervisor Joanne Yepsen has defeated Deputy Saratoga Springs Mayor Shauna Sutton — a Republican — in a close race that will make Yepsen the next mayor of the Spa City.
At the end of the election night party where candidates and supporters watched results come in, Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko introduced Saratoga Springs Democratic mayoral candidate Joanne Yepsen before a crowd of supporters.
When voters across the country went to their local polling places in November of 2012 to vote for president, residents of Saratoga Springs, New York also voted on a ballot measure to change the city’s charter to bring in a new system of government. Overall, turnout was pretty good – 75 percent of the small city’s registered voters went to the polls.
William Fruci, a Commissioner of Elections with Saratoga County said, “it’s a presidential year – people are going to come out in droves to vote. You have people that participate only once every four years.”
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced a new partnership to bring more chamber music to its summer lineup of events.
At the Spa Little theater at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Monday, SPAC President and CEO Marcia White announced that the world-renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will make SPAC its new summer home.
"It will launch a partnership that will position SPAC as the destination of choice of world-class chamber music in the summer," said White.
Three candidates for two open seats for County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs participated in a debate Thursday night.
Current supervisor Matthew Veitch is running on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence tickets. Saratoga County Clerk Peter Martin is running on the Democratic, Working Families, and Independence lines, and Kenneth Ivins, Jr., former Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner, is running on the Republican and Conservative lines.
Saratoga Springs mayoral candidates County Supervisor Joanne Yepsen – a Democrat – and current deputy mayor Shuana Sutton – a Republican – squared off in a debate last night in the race to replace three-term Republican Scott Johnson on election day.
The one-hour debate between Sutton and Yepsen focused on many of the issues facing Saratoga Springs voters – including the potential impact of an expanded Saratoga Casino and Raceway, calls for more EMS and fire department service in the city, and issues with downtown traffic and parking.
A concert in Glens Falls last night has some saying the small city can play host to other large entertainment events in the future, which could be key to the area’s economic development.
The rock band Phish returned to the Glens Falls Civic Center for the first time since a legendary 1994 Halloween concert Wednesday. The sellout brought thousands of fans to the Warren County city. About 7,500 tickets were sold. From nearby Vermont, Phish has a passionate following in the region, playing several Saratoga Springs concerts in recent years as well.