Schenectady County

Half of Colonie Town Board up for election

Colonie residents will select three of the six members of the Town Board on Election Day.

Colonie residents will select three of the six members of the Town Board on Election Day.

Running for four-year terms are: Democrats Nancy Hernandez, who is deputy supervisor; incumbent William Carl; and Paul Rosano, a Planning Board member; and Republicans Peter Molinaro, Kevin Halburian and Thomas Jasiewicz, all of whom are making their first bids for office.

Democrats control a majority on the board.

Hernandez, 51, is finishing her first term. She is a former manager for the state’s Department of Civil Service, Department of Social Services, Office for the Aging and Facility Development Corp. She left the job because it conflicted with campaign finance laws and now works as a real estate broker.

Carl, 61, also is finishing his first term on the board. He is a retired applications developer for Albany County.

Rosano, 61, is the former owner of Rosano’s Hardware Store and is a member of the town’s Planning Board. He is a volunteer with the Little League, CYO and Pop Warner sports organizations.

Molinaro, 50, is a strategic planner, attorney and volunteer firefighter in Menands, reaching the rank of captain. He is also president of the fire company for which he serves.

Halburian, 47, works at Colonie Central High School as a physical education teacher. He also is head varsity baseball coach and assistant varsity football coach. He is a member of the Colonie Elks and Polish American Citizens Club. His family raises and trains dogs for Guiding Eyes.

Jasiewicz, 42, is employed as a cabling communications contractor. He is also a member of the Verdoy Volunteer Fire Department.

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