Village elections today

Village elections are being held in the region today, including two contested mayoral races in Montgomery County.

Polls in all villages will be open until 9 p.m.

In Fultonville, the contest is between village historian Ryan Weitz and the interim village mayor, George Donaldson, who does not appear on the ballot, but is a declared candidate for the office, hoping to win as a write-in.

In Fort Plain, former county legislator, and former Minden Supervisor Thomas Quackenbush is running for mayor as a Democrat and as part of the Citizens for Consistency line against Republican Mark Nearbin.

Four candidates are running for two village trustee positions, incumbent Michael Calbet is running for re-election, opposed by Tolga Morawski, Lou DeAraujo and John Vesp.

In the village of Broadalbin, Mayor Eugene Christopher is running for re-election unopposed. Two village trustee positions are up for election, with two candidates running, incumbent Mario Cristaldi and newcomer Steven Murray. Village Trustee Thomas Folts did not seek re-election.

In Mayfield, two village trustee slots are up for election, with incumbents Emory Chase and Patrick Keane running. In Hagamen Mayor Robert Krom is running for re-election unopposed. Five candidates are running for three village trustee seats: incumbent Paul J. Fryzel and newcomers Paula Baldwin, John Hassfurter, Robin Ricci and Michael Purtell. For the Hagaman village trustee race, three candidates will be elected, with the top two vote recipients getting four-year terms and the third highest vote recipient getting to serve the remaining two years of former village trustee Rodney F. Kowalczyk’s term.

In the village of Canajoharie, three incumbent candidates are unopposed: Trustee Jeffrey Baker, Trustee Ronald O Dievendorf and Village Justice Jay C. Myers Jr.

In the village of St. Johnsville, two candidates are running for two village trustee positions, incumbent James Castrucci and newcomer Charles Straney.

By Patricia Older

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