Assemblywoman Carrie Woener and Senate Candidates for the 49th Chad Putman and for the 43rd Shaun Francis

Congressman Paul Tonko

Democratic Presidential Primary - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 

Presidential candidates have criss-crossed New York and soon the state’s polls will open. Vote at your regular polling site from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. Click here to find your polling site.

Check out the sample ballot for the Democratic primary. Your first choice is between the two presidential candidates. Following these well-known names, you will see (and can vote for) the candidate’s pledged delegates from our 20th Congressional District. Only voters who are enrolled as Democrats can vote in the Democratic primary.

The SSDC is proud to announce our endorsement of candidates for State and National offices to represent the citizens of Saratoga Springs

Paul D. Tonko – for the U.S. House of Representatives, 20th District

Carrie Woerner – for NYS Assembly, 113th District

Shaun Francis – for NYS Senate, 43rd District

Chad Putman – for NYS Senate, 49th District

We add our endorsement and our active support for these fine candidates to that of the Saratoga County Democratic Committee, which has endorsed their run for election in November. In this Presidential election year, we see an opportunity to return our City’s Congressman Paul Tonko to Washington and send Assembly member Carrie Woerner to Albany for her second term.

Further, we sincerely believe we can help deliver control of the NYS Senate to the Democratic Party through the election of two hard-working, progressive candidates seeking to replace local incumbents who fail to represent the principles we stand for. Shaun Francis and Chad Putman have earned our whole-hearted effort through their hard work and sound Democratic values. 


The following is a statement by the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee Concerning the Saratoga PAC

People, not PAC money, should decide who governs

The Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee is agreed that we must publicly state our concerns about the Saratoga PAC. We are determined that people, not money, should decide who governs our City. Our concerns are three-fold:

1. We infer the Saratoga PAC agenda is to open the City’s Greenbelt for development. SSDC supports our City in the Country. Thanks to stalwart support from our City Council members, this vision prevailed in the recent struggle over the Comprehensive Plan. But who will sit at the Council table after Nov. 3?

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Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 1:00PM
Saratoga Springs City Center

Good afternoon my fellow Saratogians and welcome.  As your mayor, it is my distinct honor and privilege to give the 2015 State of the City Address.  This year, I feel especially privileged to do so as we begin the city’s Centennial year.

I would like to dedicate this year’s address, and today’s event to our good friend, community leader, a very special Saratogian, and first lady of Skidmore, Anne Palamountain. I ask that we take a moment of silence to remember and honor Anne. 

Thank you.

I want to recognize several current and former elected officials who are with us this afternoon.

Congressman Paul Tonko

State Senator Kathy Marchione

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner

I want to thank Mark Baker and the Saratoga Spring City Center for hosting us today.

Over the past nine years, I’ve made it a priority to create and sustain strong partnerships, with all levels of government.  The success from working with all of you on both sides of the aisle will be highlighted this afternoon.  Bipartisan approach is the only way to get results.

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 Springs Democratic Committee     Position Paper

Our City’s Comprehensive Plan – It’s Everyone’s Future


Support and suggestions for the review process

An updated Comprehensive Plan is essential for the City to continue guiding future growth and development in ways that contribute to our residents’ long-term well-being and quality-of-life (See Appendix II, Note 1). The Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee is on record supporting appointment of a balanced, citizen-led committee to take charge of this year’s review process:

“Saratoga Springs’ current Comprehensive Plan is dated July 17, 2001. . . .The past dozen years have brought breathtaking changes to our Cityscape as well as technology, the economy, the surrounding area and a host of other factors relevant to the City’s future. Other changes, like the advent of full-fledged casinos, loom in the near future.” (SSDC statement, March 2013)

This statement summarizes the input of the SSDC about the review process and the vision we advocate for its ultimate outcome.

We want to publicly thank the people involved:
·∙ the volunteer-citizens who agreed to share their expertise and take charge of the Committee’s ultimate work product;;
·∙ the City Council, who showed faith in these individuals by choosing them and providing resources to get the job done;;
·∙ the City employees whose practical knowledge of Saratoga Springs will keep the process grounded;; and
·∙ the professional consultants selected to support this work with their experience, knowledge-base and wider perspective.

We especially commend the Committee’s efforts to promote widespread public involvement—the public meetings, Open House event and web site that lets busy citizens contribute ideas and state their concerns.