Perry seeks Caroga position

BROADALBIN — Former Town Clerk Sheila Perry this week announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for town supervisor.

The term of Republican Supervisor Thomas Christopher expires at the end of the year.

There has been no other announced supervisor candidates at this time.

In her announcement, Perry noted she served 12 years as town clerk under three town supervisors — Christine Brooker, Lee Hollenbeck and George Walters — during her time in office.

Perry also served as Broadalbin’s deputy clerk and clerk of the town’s assessment department.

Since her town clerk tenure, she said she has remained “active” as a bookkeeper for the family’s commercial dairy. Mostly recently, Perry was employed by the accounting department of a local property management company.

Perry said she now looks forward to being Broadalbin’s supervisor.

“I finally have the time to do it,” the candidate said. “I would run the town [by the] book.”

Born in White Plains, Westchester County, Perry said her family eventually moved its dairy operation to Broadalbin in 1981. Her family runs High Tower Farms on Midline Road, just outside the village of Broadalbin.

“I was clerk during very forward-moving times,” Perry stated.

She said the town saw its laws codified during that time, a comprehensive plan was put into place, and changes in the town involved the local town hall and water district.

“It was very exciting times,” Perry said.

Perry is married to Bob Perry. The couple has four adult children — Stephanie, Wendy, Robert and Margaret.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

By Patricia Older

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