SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Republican Committee elected Chris Obstarczyk as its new chairman on Wednesday. He succeeds Matthew Hogan, who held the post for three years.
The committee also elected Alicia Farone vice-chair, Kathleen Nielson treasurer, and John Marcellus secretary.
Obstarczyk, 43, is an attorney at the law firm of Levy & Obstarczyk PLLC, where he is the resident partner in the firm’s Saratoga Springs office. Obstarczyk lives in Saratoga Springs with his wife and three children. He also also president of the board of Transitional Services Association, Inc., and volunteers as a hockey coach with the Saratoga Youth Hockey Association.
"My focus as chair is to rebuild, revitalize and restore Republican leadership in the City of Saratoga Springs, which begins by electing our team of endorsed Republicans," Obstarczyk said.
The Republicans are outnumbered 4-1 on the City Council, and hold one of two city seats on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. The committee has already endorsed the two GOP incumbents, Public Works Commissioner Anthony "Skip" Scirocco and county supervisor Matthew Vetich, for re-election.
While the committee has also endorsed Stephen Mittler for county supervisor and Robin Dalton for commissioner of public safety, it is not fielding candidates for mayor, finance commissioner nor accounts commissioner.