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."
R. William Grinnellwants to give people a voice
TICONDEROGA - R. William Grinnell wants the voice of the people heard.
"We've got some big decisions coming in Ticonderoga in the future," he said. "There's the water system coming from Chilson; the police department; other things. I think the big decisions should be made by the people through referendum - let the people decide this things."
Grinnell is running for Ticonderoga supervisor. He is seeking the Republican nomination along with Debra Malaney and Robert "Chooch" Pell deChame in the Sept. 15 primary.
Incumbent Supervisor Bob Dedrick is not seeking re-election.
Also on the GOP primary ballot will be Jeffrey Cook, incumbent Robert Thatcher Sr., incumbent Steven Whitford and Jorja Sander seeking two nominations for town board.