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Warrensburg’s supervisor declares he’s ready to take on top county post

Warrensburg Supervisor Kevin Geraghty shares a conversation with a local resident during a recent workday at the Emerson Town Hall. Geraghty announced this week that he will be seeking the post of Chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors if the current chairman, Dan Stec of Queensbury, is elected in November to replace Teresa Sayward in the state Assembly.

Warrensburg Supervisor Kevin Geraghty shares a conversation with a local resident during a recent workday at the Emerson Town Hall. Geraghty announced this week that he will be seeking the post of Chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors if the current chairman, Dan Stec of Queensbury, is elected in November to replace Teresa Sayward in the state Assembly. Photo by Thom Randall.

— He was in charge of the county’s financial budgeting through the nation's economic crash — and the ensuing fallout of fiscal distress which has plagued government entities as they grapple with falling revenues.

Geraghty has been credited, along with other county leaders, for slashing county expenses and downsizing the size of government in response to the U.S. economy’s problems.

Observers have noted that Geraghty and other Warren County leaders were ahead of many other municipalities and school districts at curbing expenditures.

Geraghty said that if Stec is elected to Assembly and Geraghty is indeed chosen to lead the county, he would continue his fiscally conservative approach.

“Like past county board chairmen Dan Stec and Fred Monroe, I would strive to continue moving the county ahead,” Geraghty said, noting that his management and financial skills would be well-employed in the top policy-making post.

Geraghty has served as Warrensburg Town Supervisor since Jan. 1 2007. He served as town counilman between 1980 and 1994.

Also, For 32 years he worked at International Paper manufacturing plant in Corinth, achieving the position as production, scheduling and distribution manager.

County leaders said this week that as of this week, no other supervisor has yet publicly announced their intent to seek the post of board chairman.

Geraghty said that he’s looking forward to the work, assuming Stec is elected to Assembly and Geraghty’s peers ask him to serve as chairman.

“There are still plenty of challenges ahead to which I can lend my expertise,” he said.

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