Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:42

Wilton Supervisor Art Johnson Not Seeking Re-Election

WILTON — On Feb. 17 Wilton Town and County Supervisor Arthur J. Johnson announced that he will not be seeking re-election for another term this fall.

In releasing a statement, Supervisor Johnson stated: “After serving the Town of Wilton as Supervisor for 17 years, I have made one of the toughest decisions of my career, that is to retire and not seek re-election. With my newfound time, I plan to make frequent visits to my first grandchild who lives in Virginia and do some traveling with my wife.”

“I am very proud of my accomplishments and I believe Wilton is a better place for my efforts. I have worked diligently on improving the quality of life and always put the best interest of the residents as my priority. I will be leaving the town in great financial condition. There is no town General Fund or Highway taxes and there is a fund balance of 7 million dollars. I will miss my other Town Board members, our dedicated employees, and volunteers on other boards. I want to thank them for their hard work and cooperation.”

Republican Chair Charles Foehser II said, “During Supervisor Johnson’s tenure, he has worked more than full-time in whatisofficiallyclassifiedasapart- time job. With his hard work and leadership, Art has demonstrated what good stewardship can do for a community.”

Supervisor Johnson was first appointed Supervisor in 2002 due to the election of then Supervisor Roy McDonald to the Assembly. Before that, Mr. Johnson served as Wilton Assessor, Councilman and Deputy Supervisor. He served as Chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors in 2009.

In just 2018, the town of Wilton celebrated it’s Bicentennial which Art Johnson helped the town commemorate with a flurry of events throughout the year. One of the most notable events was the Wilton time capsule burial, buried in front of Wilton Town Hall located at 22 Traver Rd. The capsule was filled with memorabilia celebrating the event, maps of both the old and new Gavin Park, this year’s Historic Homes Tour brochure, a Saratoga TODAY commemorative magazine, a Parkfest brochure and a documentary titled “Wilton 200” produced by Tim Welch, among many others. It is to be opened in 100 years.

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