SARATOGA COUNTY — Carl Zeilman has been chosen as the Saratoga County Republican Committee chairman.
The Ballston resident has served as the director of the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services for the past four years.
"It's a very humbling opportunity to have the support of your peers to serve in this leadership role and to follow in the footsteps of former chairs Jasper Nolan, John Herrick and Steve Bulger and all the success they had," Zeilman said. "My goal is to replicate their success in 2018 and beyond."
At 41 years old, Zeilman is the youngest county chairman in the Saratoga County Republican Committee's history.
"I want to continue on with the success that the party has had in Saratoga County," he said. "Saratoga County is a great place to live, work and raise a family. There are nine municipalities in the county that have zero property tax, and the county has an unemployment rate just under 4 percent."
Zeilman will serve out the remainder of Bulger's term, which ends in September, after Bulger was appointed as a regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Zeilman said he hopes to diversify the Republican party in the county and achieve success in upcoming elections.
"In 2017, we had more than 100 Republicans elected across the county, and I'd like to achieve the same results and win back the city of Saratoga Springs," he said. "We had a 95 percent success rate electing Republicans last year and I want to mirror that in 2018 and 2019."