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Association of Canaan Democrats announces candidates

Pictured from the left are Ginny Nightingale, Katherine Ambrosio, Alan Miller, Brenda Adams, Delena Schaefer and Bernhard Meyer.
October 9, 2019 11:35 am

CANAAN — The Association of Canaan Democrats announces a dynamic group of candidates prepared to serve the Town of Canaan.

Brenda Adams, candidate for Town Supervisor, has served on the Canaan Town Board for 14 years. During that time she has served as Chair of the Canaan Broadband Committee, where she continues to work to expand broadband access; she has served as the liaison with Berkshire Farm and has advocated for Canaan at the state level, having effectively lobbied for the repairs to Route 22 this summer. As Supervisor, Adams is committed to maintaining low town taxes, continuing to build capital and reserve funds and planning to serve our aging population.

Ginny Nightingale, candidate for town board, has been a resident of Red Rock for 41 years and has 21 years experience in Canaan Town Government. She believes in responsible Town planning to maintain the Town’s healthy financial state and is a strong advocate for the environment.

Delena Schaefer, current Town Justice, has lived in Canaan for 18 years. She has been employed at a local law firm for 18 years and has served as Canaan Town Justice for 12 years. Schaefer is experienced, dedicated and invested in the community.

Alan Miller, current Board Member, has owned a business in Canaan since 1985 and lived in Canaan for more than 25 years. He is a pillar of the community and has served on the Town Board for 8 years.

Katherine Ambrosio has served as a Canaan Justice for four years and would like to continue in that capacity. She was born and raised in Canaan and still lives on the property she grew up on. Ambrosio has a degree from Albany Law School, has worked for an appellate judge, worked in private practice and has experience with government administrative law.

Bernhard Meyer has been the Canaan Highway Superintendent for 20 years and has served the town very well in this position. He is a longtime resident of Canaan.

Election Day is Nov. 5, however, early voting is available Oct. 26 through Nov. 3 at the following locations: Columbia County Board of Elections, 401 State St., Hudson; Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building, 3211 Church St., Valatie; and Copake Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake. Hours vary.

Association of Canaan Democrats President, Ann Vedder, believes “This election is critical. As voters we must hold our local, elected officials to a high standard; they should continue to build on the good government and fiscal policies of our outgoing Supervisor and board member. And we must clearly communicate our expectation that the board work productively together for the benefit of all of our residents.”

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