Town of Halcott's rep is unopposed


By Jay Braman Jr.
A longtime Greene County Legislator, who represents the tiny Town of Halcott, is again unopposed for reelection.

Larry Gardner, a Democrat from the Town of Hunter, is seeking another three-year term representing District 7.

Gardner was first elected a legislator in 1982. He has run unopposed in his last two-reelection bids.
A self-employed attorney, Gardner, 58, is a lifelong Hunter resident. He graduated from Colgate University in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and in 1978 from Albany Law School. Gardner and his wife, Karen, have two adult daughters, Hillary and Julia.
District 7 includes the towns of Hunter, Halcott and Lexington.

For Gardner, economic development is a priority for Greene County.
Gardner vows to support existing businesses, especially tourism-based ones, with county-aided  promotions, and he wants to attract new businesses to the area and to help create jobs.
Gardner will appear on the Democratic, Conservative and Independence party lines on the ballot.

There is one contested race for Halcott Town Council. Democrat Yukari Day is currently on the council having been appointed to that post last year to fill a vacancy. She faces a challenge this year by Republican Walter Miller, a former town council member.