Saratoga County

Charlton candidate forum planned

Town election will be most-contested in years

CHARLTON — The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will conduct a town candidates’ election forum starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Charlton Community Center, 784 Charlton Road.

This year’s town election will be the most-contested in years, with a full slate of candidates endorsed by the Democratic Party for town supervisor and two Town Board seats. All town elected seats are now held by Republicans.

Democrat Bert Wilson, who is semi-retired after working most recently for the Animal Protective Foundation in Scotia, is challenging Republican incumbent Town Supervisor Alan Grattidge, who has been in office since 2006.

For Town Board, incumbent Joseph Grasso is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines, and incumbent Douglas Ranaletto is running on the Republican and Conservative lines.

They are being challenged by Democrat Erin Miller and Edmund Snyder Jr., an Independence Party candidate who has also been endorsed by the Democrats.

Candidates will deliver opening and closing statements and will take questions from the audience during the forum.

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