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Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner

Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner

Richard Wirth

Party affiliation: Republican

Party lines: Republican, Conservative, Independence

Experience:He is a former public safety commissioner and has background in law enforcement, including serving as a private investigator.

Chris Mathiesen (incumbent)

Party affiliation: Democrat
Party lines: Democrat and Working Families
Education: Graduated from Boston College with a BA in Psychology and then graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University College of Dental Medicine in 1977
Experience: He served on the city's Zoning Board of Appeals and was elected Public Safety Commissioner in 2011, defeating Wirth. The fire department took over EMS/ambulance services during his administration, which has been a profitable development.


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