SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Nov. 5, NY State Police arrested 36-year-old Samantha Guerra, of Saratoga Springs, in connection with two counts of misconduct in relation to petitions.
Guerra was charged following an investigation into the validity of signatures present on two independent nominating petitions presented to the Saratoga County Board of Elections, according to a statement released by state Police.
Guerra is accused of signing two of the petitions attesting to having witnessed each individual signature. Police said an investigation determined that a number of the signatures on the petitions had not been witnessed by Guerra.
Guerra (R,C,WF), came up short against Dillon Moran (D, RS) in the Nov. 2 election for Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Accounts, by a 44.85% to 42.63% margin, according to the Saratoga County Board of Elections unofficial tally, in advance of the count of absentee ballots.
Guerra turned herself in, was processed and issued an appearance ticket for Saratoga City Court on Nov. 11, according to police.