Milton pols pledge cooperation after contest – New York News






MILTON, N.Y. >> Depite a sometimes heated and tense campaign, the next Milton supervisor and his opponent said Wednesday they will set aside their differences and work together.

Scott Ostrander, a longtime resident of Milton but a relative newcomer to town politics, prevailed over his opponent, Barbara Kerr, in Tuesday’s Republican primary, 716-499. With nobody on the Democratic ticket running for supervisor, this was the deciding vote for the job. Ostrander will replace outgoing Supervisor Dan Lewza in January 2018.

Both Kerr and Ostrander were surprised by the low voter turnout, but both are committed to moving forward and working together in a positive spirit and putting a sometimes-contentious campaign behind them.

“I ran a positive campaign,” said Ostrander, who said Kerr called to congratulate him after the polls had closed.


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Kerr, who has been a member of the town board for six years, will remain in that position for the remaining two years of her term.

“I expected this race to be a challenge, but there’s always got to be a winner and a loser,” said Kerr, adding that she has never been a quitter and is committed to working with Ostrander and the rest of the town board to do what the public has asked them to do.

Some residents of the town reported receiving flyers in their mailboxes yesterday, telling people not to vote for Barbara Kerr because she was planning on raising taxes and eliminating popular services and events in the town and the village of Ballston Spa.

Kerr has been outspoken about issues with the…

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