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Veitch seeking county spot again

Republican Matt Veitch is seeking a fourth term as one of the city's two representatives on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.

"There is still a lot to do at the County with upgrading our technology and streamlining processes that I feel I can be most effective at Supervisor for another term," Veitch wrote in an email on Saturday.

A copy of his announcement from Thursday is available below.

There had been some speculation that Veitch would run for mayor, after incumbent Scott Johnson announced he wasn't running again.

"Mayor would be a great job, and maybe someday I will run for the position, but the time is not right for me yet," Veitch said.

Currently, he is the only candidate to declare for one of the city's two spots on the county board of supervisors. The other city representative, Democrat Joanne Yepsen, is running for mayor.

"I am getting closer to becoming Chairman of the Board of Supervisors which is a goal I hope to achieve, and I hope the job I am doing is worthy of the public's support so I can make it to the leadership role in the County," Veitch added. He is currently third in line behind Halfmoon Supervisor Mindy Wormuth and Malta Supervisor Paul Sausville.

It's not clear how it impacted his decision, but potential primary challenges to Wormuth and Sausville, could move Veitch closer to chair of the board.

Because of the potential challenges, he noted, "One or both of them may not be there next year. And hopefully I will."

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Veitch Announcement

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