GERMANTOWN— The town Republican Committee concluded its caucus Tuesday, June 18 with 28 enrolled Republican voters turning out to select their seven candidates to run for town offices November 5.
Voters endorsed the candidates nominated by the GOP Committee on June 4: Joel Craig for supervisor (cross-endorsed by the Democratic Committee), Andrea Dunn and Matthew Phelan for the two open Town Board seats, Joyce Vale for town clerk and incumbents Richard Jennings for highway superintendent, Janice Mullins for tax collector and Wendy Nack-Lawlor for justice. Mr. Craig received 26 votes, Ms. Nack-Lawlor 27 votes and all other candidates 28 votes each. Party voters had the option to write in other candidates on their ballots, but none did.
“We feel we have a great team, one that brings great attributes to our community, including experience, youth, dedication and energy,” said George Sharpe, GOP Committee chairman, in making the announcement. “They are committed to bringing a balanced approach to issues facing our community,” he continued. “These candidates want to see our community grow while they follow our traditional Republican values of lower taxes, support of private-sector jobs, more grants and less spending of taxpayer money and protection of our rights and freedoms, instead of restricting them.”
Several of the candidates are following in the footsteps of relatives who have served the community previously, both in elected positions or volunteer service, said Mr. Sharpe. Mr. Craig is currently a councilman, and Ms. Dunn is secretary of the town’s Parks & Recreation Commission.
Mr. Sharpe thanked the Republican Committee for their assistance: Bruce Bohnsack, David Crawford, Joseph Phelan and Brittany DuFresne.