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Saratoga Springs accounts commissioner won’t seek re-election

Franck and Saratoga Springs City Hall

Franck and Saratoga Springs City Hall

City Accounts Commissioner John P. Franck won’t seek a ninth term, he announced in a brief statement on Monday.

Franck, who has a certified public accounting business in the city in addition to serving in the $14,000 city commissioner position that performs duties similar to a city clerk, cited an ongoing family medical concern as being behind his decision not to run for re-election after serving 16 years in office.

“It has been my honor to serve the city I love,” the 58-year-old Democrat said.

Franck, who is the longest-serving member of the City Council, is the third council member to announce they will not seek re-election to a City Council position. Mayor Meg Kelly and Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan announced earlier this year they wouldn’t be running for re-election, so Franck’s decision means the majority of the five-member council will be turning over in January, regardless of election results.

The city Republican Committee earlier this month endorsed Samantha Guerra for accounts commissioner. City Democrats haven’t yet announced a candidate.

The commissioner of accounts acts as the city assessor, city clerk, purchasing agent, insurance officer, records management officer, and register of vital records.

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