Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:06

4 Candidates = 100 Years of Service

By Jaynie Ellis | Business

MILTON — Four Town of Milton candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot have a combined 100+ years of local community service as emergency first responders.   

Scott Ostrander, running for Milton Town Supervisor, has served as a Councilman and Supervisor from 2015-2019. As a Councilman and Town Supervisor he was able to turn Milton’s budget deficit into a surplus. Ostrander is a retired Village of Ballston Spa police officer, spending 29 years in service committed to keeping the community safe. 

“I left the town in a great financial state, and I’ve seen it decline in the past few years,” said Ostrander. “Let’s put Milton back on the path to success.” 

John Frolish, currently serving his first term as Town Councilman, is running for reelection. Frolish, a small business owner in Milton for the past 34 years, was also an EMT and active volunteer firefighter for 49 years. Frolish served as Chief and Commissioner of Milton Fire District #1 during his time as a firefighter. 

Frank Blaisdell, currently serving his third term as Town Councilman, is running for reelection as well. Blaisdell, whose community service is in private practice, is a retired clinical veterinarian, a consultant for the NYS Department of Health, and a founding member and volunteer with the Saratoga County Animal Emergency Response Team (CART). 

Timothy Brown, currently serving his fifth year as Town Justice, is running for reelection. Brown is a retired Senior Investigator with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and volunteered for 34 years as a firefighter with Union Fire Co. #2. 

“I have had opportunities as Town Justice to help people through various programs and utilizing the tools of the office to turn lives around,” said Brown. 

“I feel I have made a difference in providing quality service to the town,” added Brown. “I enjoy being involved in the court system and being able to continue to support the community I care about.” 

“These candidates have knowledge of local municipality,” said David Karpinski, Saratoga County Republican Committee Chair for the Town of Milton. “They have raised their children here. They are rooted in our community and have a vested interest.” 

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