Candidates seek GOP supervisor nomination

Grinnell promises to work hard for the people of Ticonderoga.

"I know I'll step on some toes; I'm not the most delicate person," he said. "But I'm very straight forward. Everyone will know where I stand on the issues. I can be stubborn, but in the end people will find I'm fair.

"I've had a pretty good career in Ticonderoga," Grinnell concluded. "It would be nice to give something back to the community. I don't have an axe to grind. I just want to work for the people."

Debra Malaneyoffers years of experience

TICONDEROGA - Debra Malaney believes she has the resume to be 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 will be on the ballot in the Sept. 15 Republican primary for supervisor along with Robert Pell-deChame and William Grinnell. She has also filed an independent petition and will appear on the November general election ballot regardless of the primary outcome.

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.

Ticonderoga Republicans will also choose a candidate for county sheriff between incumbent Henry Hommes and Michael "Ike" Tyler and county district attorney between incumbent Julie Garcia and Kristy Sprague.

A graduate of Ticonderoga High School, Malaney worked 15 years in sales and marketing in the Albany area before returning to her hometown in 1990. She operated Aidan's Lair gift shop until taking a marketing position at Fort Ticonderoga in 1995. She became Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director in 2001 and remained there until taking a marketing job with the Best Western in 2007. She is presently working on a business degree at North Country Community College.

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