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Zurlo’s experience will benefit all Saratoga County residents

Zurlo’s experience will benefit all Saratoga County residents

*Zurlo’s experience will benefit all Saratoga County residents *Challenge petition for election show

Zurlo’s experience will benefit all Saratoga County residents

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been reading a number of articles on the race for Saratoga County sheriff. On paper, each candidate in the race to succeed Sheriff Jim Bowen at the end of year seems to have good credentials, but the one candidate that sticks out to me is Michael Zurlo.

The residents of Saratoga County will be served well by someone like Michael Zurlo, who has worked in the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years.

As a taxpayer, it is important to me that the next sheriff understands not only the budget, but the countless complexities when it comes to running corrections, civil, road patrol and communications. None of the other candidates have this type of experience. It would be a disservice to the county if we elect someone with inexperience to the office of sheriff.

My vote will be for the most qualified candidate — Michael Zurlo.

Robert Eastman


Challenge petition for election shows true colors of candidate

I find it extremely disappointing that a candidate for Saratoga County sheriff would utilize ugly political tactics in an attempt to take out his opponent. This is an unfortunate example of politics as usual; a candidate running for sheriff needs to stand for integrity, justice, and conviction.

Instead, candidate Mike Zurlo has started throwing mud at his opponent Jeff Gildersleeve.

The underhanded move attempted to invalidate and disenfranchise thousands of Republican voters who had signed on to support Jeff Gildersleeve’s bid to become our next Saratoga County sheriff. Good thing this ridiculous legal challenge, which aimed to prevent a political primary, was overruled by the court system.

Gildersleeve has gone out of his way to let voters know he isn’t a politician, and that he thinks politics has no place in the Sheriff’s Office. Mike could learn a thing or two from Jeff Gildersleeve.

Please join me in supporting Jeff Gildersleeve on Primary Day, because we need to send a message that this type of underhanded political jockeying has no business in Saratoga County.

Nick Krasniqi

Ballston Spa

Vote for Supervisor Sausville on Primary Day

Our vote will be based on trust. Our young family moved to Malta in the early 1970s. We had the good fortune to buy property next door to [Supervisor] Paul and Nancy Sausville, and have been neighbors and friends for over 40 years.

We’ll vote for Paul Sausville for Malta supervisor on Sept. 10 because, through all those years, we’ve known him to be of superior character and intelligence.

We’ve seen him mentor young people, including our son, while he was involved in baseball here in Malta. We’ve seen him show his love for Malta by contributing hours of his time and talents, serving on various governmental boards — the Environmental Board, the Planning Board and, most recently, serving as supervisor for the town of Malta.

We’ve seen him show that he’s a class act when working with people, when being a trusted friend to all, and always fair. His greatest goal has been to help make Malta a better place in which to live.

Paul Sausville, you and your family have done that. Malta is a better place to live because of truthful, honest, caring people like you living here and working to better our community.

A sincere thank you for all you’ve done for our town, and we look forward to all you can accomplish in the future.

Patricia Carlton

Ballston Spa

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