Monday, September 8, 2014

Three Troy judicial hopefuls vie for Democratic Party line; four battle for minor party lines

Three candidates are running for the Democratic Party primary for two seats on the Troy City Court bench.
Incumbent Chris Maier is looking for a second ten-year term and he will square off against Corporation Counsel Ian Silverman and attorney Keith Gorman on Tuesday.
Maier’s seat is open as is a second seat created last year by the state Legislature.
The Democratic Party has endorsed Maier and Silverman while the faction of Democrats that aligned themselves against Chairman Tom Wade - namely Council President Rodney Wiltshire and Councilman Ken Zalewski -  is solidly Gorman.
The Republican candidate is Jill Kehn.
The four candidates will also fight for number of minor party lines on Tuesday.
Maier, Kehn and Silverman are all on the ballot for the Conservative Party.
All four are on the ballot for the Working Families Party as well as the Independence and Green Parties.
Polls are open Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m.
Here is a link to all of the primaries in Rensselaer County.


  1. Zalewski has been emailing city employees to their city email addresses coercing them to vote for the Republican Gorman.

    1. Calling Gorman a Republican is really getting old. It didn't work before and it will not work now. If you did your research, you would find out why he was registered as a Republican for a time period. He should be admired not criticized.

    2. Thanks Kathy. But the reality is that Gorman got the D by a hair and split the votes on everything else, which gave the minor lines to Kehn. All Gorman did was guarantee the Dems will lose the second city court seat. Way to go.

  2. I saw him leaving Bugbees office this morning