Guilderland

Richard Sherwood, a Democrat, is making a run for town judge, after having served as the town attorney for 14 years and the prosecutor in town court for six years.
He has been an attorney since 1986, and in the past, clerked for a United States Supreme Court judge.

Republican Christopher Aldrich ran for town justice four years ago, against Denise Randall, and was not successful.
He said he decided to run again because of the third judge spot.

“There are no incumbents for that position,” he said, giving him a better chance.

Denise Randall, the Democratic incumbent up for re-election, said Stephen DeNigris’s assertions “betray a lack of understanding of what the job entails.”
Randall owns her own law practice in Guilderland, and said she has reduced her hours there in order to fulfill her obligations to the town court.

Stephen DeNigris, a Democrat running on the Republican ticket, said he doesn’t believe that the court crowding can be solely attributed to the fact that there are currently only two town justices.
“To simply believe just hiring a third judge will solve the problem is unacceptable,” he said.

In the past, just one slot for town judge has been open, but this year two are up for election. The third post is already filled by Democrat John Bailey, whose term runs for another two years.

Some readers are going to smile when they hear what I am about to say. Not because it is humorous, but because either they have been in the same situation or they know someone else who has been there. The thought never really entered my mind until a recent visit to see my sister in North Carolina.

GUILDERLAND — Open town positions for 2014 include the supervisor and two town board seats. Democratic incumbents will face Republican opponents for each of these posts.

GUILDERLAND — Supervisor Kenneth Runion is running for his eighth two-year term, and is facing opponent Mark Grimm, who initially announced he would run against Runion for the supervisor position for the term beginning in 2012, but then withdrew, saying he believed a Runion-versus-Grimm race would fracture the town.

GUILDERLAND — Mark Grimm, a media strategist and adjunct college instructor, was a member of the town board for one term, from 2008 to 2012, during which time he and his fellow Republican board member, Warren Redlich, were often at odds with the Democrats.

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