Two Independent candidates file for Andes town races

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By Brian Sweeney
Two Independent candidates in the Town of Andes filed petitions with the Delaware County Board of Elections by last Tuesday’s deadline to have their names added to the ballot for November’s election.
Denise Norris will be running on the Independent line for a seat on the Andes Town Board. She will be running against Republican incumbents Martin Liddle and Daniel Grommeck. The top two vote recipients will win election.
Also running as an Independent candidate will be Nicholas Berton who will be challenging incumbent Republican Joseph Grieco.
In the Town of Middletown, Republican candidate Jacob Rosa secured a second line on the ballot with an Independent petition. Democratic incumbent Michael Finberg also filed an Independent petition for a second line on the ballot.
Rosa and Finberg, plus Margaretville resident Democrat John Bernhardt will be running for the town board, with top two vote-getters winning election. Republican Donald Kearney decided not to seek re-election.
Petitions for Democratic and Republican candidates for office were filed in mid-July.
All local supervisors, Republicans Marty Donnelly of Andes and Len Utter of Middletown, as well as Democrat Thomas Hynes in Roxbury, are running without opposition.