Clifton Park Republican Committee endorses slate of incumbents for upcoming election


By Kassie Parisi

Gazette Reporter

CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park Republican Committee has endorsed a slate of incumbent candidates who will be running for town offices this November.

The endorsements, which were made unanimously on Wednesday night by the 67-member committee, are as follows:

  • Phil Barrett for Town Supervisor
  • Lynda Walowit for Town Board
  • Jim Romano for Town Board
  • Pat O’Donnell for Town Clerk
  • Dahn Bull for Town Highway Superintendent
  • Jim Hughes for Town Justice

All of the above candidates are running unopposed, besides Barrett, who is currently serving in his ninth term as town supervisor. Republican Dale Kelley will be running against Barrett. Kelly said that he would neither seek nor accept the endorsement of the town’s Democratic Party.

“The Clifton Park Republican Committee is unified and pleased to be backing such a strong group of experienced elected officials, and we are confident that they will continue their outstanding leadership and effective policies that have positioned both Clifton Park and Saratoga County as among the safest, most prosperous, and lowest taxed places to live in all of New York State. The Committee will work hard for all these candidates ahead of the November elections,” Peter Murray, chairman of the Clifton Park Republican Committee said.

The committee also endorsed Jon Schopf for county supervisor, Mike Zurlo for county sheriff, Craig Hayner for county clerk and Susan Hayes-Masa for county coroner.