Thursday, 21 March 2019 13:02

Ballston Spa Elects New Mayor and Two Trustees

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BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa Village elections took on place March 19. The village voted on a new mayor and two trustee positions.

Residents elected Larry Woolbright as the new mayor, succeeding John Romano who has been mayor for nearly 25 years. Woolbright received 651 votes; his term begins April 1. Woolbright ran as a Republican under the campaign motto “Deliver4BSpa.” Running under the same motto was Peter Martin and Rory O’Connor; however, they did not win the two open trustee seats.

Liz Kormos and Christine M. Fitzpatrick ran under a new party called “A Better BSpa,” and won with 500 votes and 512, respectively. Martin received 434 and O’Connor received 398.

“Last night did not go the way we hoped, but we are so thankful for every single voter who did turn out for us yesterday. Moving forward, those elected to the village board must take action, get finances settled while protecting the services Ballston Spa residents deserve including our police and fire department,” a Facebook post read from Deliver4BSpa on March 20 and pictured O’Connor and Martin.

“The election marks a turning point for the Village. No longer will people be excluded from participating in Village government because they are the wrong party or haven't been here long enough. Along with Noah Shaw and Shawn Raymond, we will let the sunshine into Village Hall... Together we will steer Ballston Spa toward the goals of financial health, repair our infrastructure and redevelop existing properties. We will address public safety and make Ballston Spa a place welcoming to people of all ages and abilities,” a Facebook post says by ABetterBSpa.

Kormos and Fitzpatrick succeed former trustees Stuart Hodsoll and Robert Cavanaugh. Their terms also begin on April 1. Kormos says the future is bright for A Better Ballston Spa.

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