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Ticonderoga to elect new supervisor

He said his background and contacts will make him a successful Ticonderoga supervisor.

"It wasn't until I came back home that I felt so energized about the opportunities right here in Ticonderoga," Pell deChame said.

He said his top priority will be to create a stable local economy. That will help solve other problems, he said, such as young residents moving away for work, drug abuse and crumbling streets and sidewalks.

Pell deChame promises to be a "proactive" supervisor.

"A supervisor has to be proactive, an activist," he said. "You have to get out of the office every day and talk to people. You need to learn what concerns people, what they want. When you have a consensus you can move forward."

Pell deChame is already learning about the concerns of Ti residents through his door-to-door campaign. He said they are worried about street conditions, the 911 emergency dispatch service, unfunded state mandates and more.

"I love it; I love meeting people," Pell deChame said of his campaign. "That, to me, is the most valuable part of an election. Not matter what the outcome of the process, it has been empowering to me."

Debra Malaney carrying GOP

TICONDEROGA - Debra Malaney hopes to be the next Ticonderoga supervisor.

"I'm ready, willing and able," she said. "My experience, business background, community involvement, work with county committees and being a former business owner makes me uniquely qualified."

Malaney is running on the Republican line for supervisor against Democrat Robert Pell-deChame in the Nov. 3 general election.

Incumbent Supervisor Bob Dedrick is not seeking re-election.

Also on the Nov. 3 general election ballot in Ticonderoga will be a battle for two town board seats. Republicans Jeffrey Cook and Steven Whitford are running along with independent Robert Thatcher. Whitford and Thatcher are incumbents.

Ticonderoga will also choose a county sheriff between incumbent Republican Henry Hommes and independents Michael "Ike" Tyler and Robert L. Kirby and a county district attorney between incumbent Democrat Julie Garcia and Republican Kristy Sprague.

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