Guilderland Election Results

The Guilderland election results for 2009 are in. Short story: For the next two years at least, Guilderland belongs to Ken Runion.

Details and some thoughts below:

For Supervisor:Kenneth D Runion Jr 4,647Peter A Golden 3,629

For the math-challenged, Runion won by over 1000 votes. That’s a big win.

For Town Board:

Paul C . . . → Read More: Guilderland Election Results

Guilderland – The website issue

It’s not the biggest issue, but the incumbent town board candidates (Dave Bosworth and Mike Ricard) claim that they have improved the town website. It’s new and improved, now interactive!!

Baloney. The site is not interactive. It’s guilderland.org – check it out for yourself.

I’m more qualified to improve the town website. I said this in a recent . . . → Read More: Guilderland – The website issue

Guilderland – Vision, open government and economic development

The Guilderland election is fast approaching – voters will choose on November 6th.

Our opponents have criticized us for not putting forward our “vision” for Guilderland. Like much of their other criticism, this is nonsense.

I speak for myself on this, though I think my running mate (Mark Grimm) agrees with much of the vision I set forth . . . → Read More: Guilderland – Vision, open government and economic development

Guilderland Town Board – Redux

I went to the Guilderland Town Board meeting tonight, and spoke during the Public Comment period.

Trying to force a debate, I put it right to Mike Ricard. He had made his bold vow to debate anywhere on any topic. I reminded him of this, saying that I wanted to debate in Town Hall, and on the . . . → Read More: Guilderland Town Board – Redux

Debunking Mike Ricard & Dave Bosworth

We got the new issue of Our Towne the other day. On page 7 there’s a full-page ad for Dave Bosworth and Mike Ricard. It’s a bunch of half-truths and I’ll break down the details below.

Claim: Decreased Town Tax 8% since year 2000Truth: Town spending is up 70%. Where did this money come from? One thing . . . → Read More: Debunking Mike Ricard & Dave Bosworth

Mike Ricard Wins a Hollow Victory

Well, we won, and now we lost … I think. Below is a link to the pdf decision by the appellate court. They held that the first certificate we filed was invalid.

They specifically stated that they were not addressing the second certificate we filed, and I don’t know what that means. We’ll find out in the . . . → Read More: Mike Ricard Wins a Hollow Victory

Help! I’ve been sued and I can’t get up!

Well, I was getting ready to prepare some kind of detailed announcement that I’m running for Guilderland Town Board, and a whole bunch of things have happened before I can do that.

For now I am running with Mark Grimm, and you can read more about our campaign at Guilderland NY. My specific candidate page is at: . . . → Read More: Help! I’ve been sued and I can’t get up!

Guilderland Town Board

Well, it looks like I’m running for Guilderland Town Board as one of the two Republican candidates (for two seats). My friend Mark Grimm is also running, and has been working on this for quite a while. Mark is a great guy, and I’m looking forward to working with him on the campaign.

Stay . . . → Read More: Guilderland Town Board