Bryan Best, Guilderland receiver of taxes candidate

Bryan Best

GUILDERLAND — Republican Bryan Best will challenge Lynne Buchanan for the receiver of taxes role.
Best is a Guilderland native, and graduated from Guilderland High School and the state’s University at Albany. He is currently a trustee of the Guilderland Public Library.

“I’m interested in running because I want to bring a fresh face to the town and improve on town services,” said Best, who ran a close race for Albany County Legislature in 2011, but lost to Democrat Dennis Feeney.

Best currently works at the New York State Legislature as an assistant legislative director.

“I know I can’t affect policy, but I want to do things in the office to reduce taxes,” said Best.

He proposed an online billing system, to help reduce postage costs, e-mailed reminders to residents when bills are due, and the extension of hours to make the office more accessible.

Best also said he would be willing to cut the salary for the receiver of taxes by 10 percent to save the town money.

“I’m a smart, hardworking person,” said Best. “I’ve worked in government for a while, and I believe I could bring something new to the table.”