MILTON -- Town office candidates Benny Zlotnick, Barbara Kerr and Ryan Isachsen have accepted the endorsement of the town Democratic Committee, to go with independent and other ballot lines they will be running on in the November election.
The three won write-in primaries for the Independence and Conservative party ballot lines in June, and are also running on the independent Moving Milton Forward ballot line. All three are registered Republicans, but lost in the June Republican primary. The town Democrats voted to endorse the three at a caucus earlier this month.
“It was a very thoughtful and heartfelt discussion which ultimately came down to who is best to lead Milton forward over the next four years.” said Ellie Dillon, Milton Democratic chairperson.
Zlotnick is running for town supervisor, Kerr and Isachsen are running for Town Board seats. Zlotnick and Kerr are current Town Board members who lost the support of the Republican Party.
The Republican candidates are incumbent Town Supervisor Scott Ostrander, running for re-election, and Megan Soden and Antonio Bianchi. Soden and Bianchi won the Republican primary after the town Republican Committee endorsed them over Kerr and Zlotnick.
“We are humbled by this major endorsement and excited to work together putting the Milton residents first in order to create a better, stronger community for everyone," Zlotnick said.
The general election will be Nov. 5, with early voting beginning in late October.