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Ancram Republicans and Democrats hold caucuses

ANCRAM — Getting a start for this year’s General Election, the Ancram Republican and Democratic Committees held their caucuses on Saturday, July 10, to nominate candidates for the two open seats on the Ancram Town Board and the open seat for Ancram town supervisor.

Both caucuses were held at the Ancram Town Hall on County Route 7, with the Republican caucus scheduled at 2 p.m. and the Democratic caucus scheduled at 4 p.m.

Each candidate gave a brief presentation stating their qualifications and interest in running for office this year. Those who are elected to the Town Board  will serve a four-year term in office while the town supervisor will serve a two-year term in office. All terms begin on Jan. 1, 2022.

The Ancram Democratic Committee nominated Art Bassin, a Democrat and the current supervisor, for his seventh term in office. It also endorsed current Democratic Councilwoman Bonnie Hundt for another term and newcomer and Democrat Amy Gold to the two open Town Board seats.

The Ancram Republican Committee cross-endorsed the Democratic Bassin. For the Town Board, the committee only had one interested person step forward as a candidate, Stephen Olya, who it nominated.

This year’s General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ancram’s polling site has yet to be determined.

— Kaitlin Lyle

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