GERMANTOWN–Town Democrats held their caucus Saturday, June 29 at the Kellner Activities Building, where the party cross-endorsed Republican Joel Craig to run for town supervisor. He was recently endorsed by the town Republican Committee and his name will appear on both the Democratic and GOP lines on the November ballot.
The event drew 32 voters, who to meet candidates wishing to run and then voted for their choices. All those nominated were elected unanimously.
The release from the caucus said this marked the third time Mr. Craig has had the Democratic endorsement–twice before for Town Board.
“We are so happy that Joel decided to take the step of running for supervisor,” Kay Abraham, Democratic Committee chair, said in the release. “His leadership, along with a cooperative board, will move Germantown forward in a progressive path to address the needs and the hopes of its residents.”
Democrats chose William (Billy) Kimmel and Andrea (Annie) Provan to run for Town Board, with Ms. Abraham saying that both have been involved with various community activities though neither has run for office before. She praised their willingness to campaign and said she believed they would work together with the Mr. Craig.
In addition, the following candidates were chosen for other Town offices up for Election on November 5:
•For highway supervisor, Joseph Guida
•For town clerk, Roberta Griffin
•For tax collector, Lawrence Cosenza, Jr.
•For town justice, Virginia Hayes Sibbison.
In addition to Ms Abraham, the member of the Germantown Democratic Committee are Ms. Sibbison and Arthur Schiff.