Independent Petitioning

April 29th, 2021

Friends and neighbors, we have about 3 weeks left in the Independent Petition process. As many of you already know, I have received the Democratic Nomination for the DPW position, but as a registered Independent/”no-party”. Endorsements have not yet gone out. I am still petitioning alone on my own line (no one else, just me). If you have not signed another petition related to the DPW, I would greatly appreciate your signatures.

I know other Independent Petitions have gone out, and I respect everyone’s individual process. People who know me or have heard of me through hearsay:  In taking the Democratic Nomination, I am doing so in the best interest of this city. My platform points of a transparent communication solution for Saratogians, and sidewalk code reform, go hand in hand, with the great goals of municipal efficiency and transparency. We will also be adding scheduled services as a key goal of this campaign. 

What many of you may not know is there is a great cost to campaigning and a certain level of electoral legalese required to run that has nothing to do with the day-to-day operations of Public Works, and I thank the Democratic Committee for taking me on and helping me with this. We share a vision for this city related to Public Works that people of any political affiliation can appreciate. I do not think choosing to run with any party makes you any less respectable or diminishes your value as a thoughtful individual.  I also, as an independent, understand the personal desire to remain non-partisan in such tumultuous times.  

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent I hope you can consider my campaign and what we may be able to achieve with some change to the DPW.  I hope to continue to run a campaign of respect. I will be releasing more campaign information in June after this Independent Petition process is complete. For more details and updates, you can always visit Thank you and feel free to share. Please email me at [email protected] with any questions, I will be replying to comments only selectively. If you are interested in signing my petition, please reach out.