Mayor of Saratoga Springs will not seek re-election

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The mayor of Saratoga Springs has announced that he will not seek re-election in November.

Mayor Scott T. Johnson announced Saturday that he will not be seeking re-election to a fourth term this November. He took office in January 2008 and his third term will end this December.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve our City as your Mayor,” stated Mayor Johnson in a statement. “I'm proud that we were able to restore integrity and professionalism to the Office of the Mayor, coupled with common sense principles that remain tried and true. Despite a national recession of historic measure, we were still able to move the City forward in a fiscally responsible manner to attain many goals long ago established but never accomplished. For example, we now have the long awaited Recreation Center, a new downtown parking garage, more cost effective union contracts, cost savings through consolidation of City healthcare, construction of Spring Run Trail, enactment of more environmental protections and initiatives, the most defined and substantiated 6 year capital program to date, and the most comprehensive zoning ordinance revision in over two decades, to name some of our accomplishments. Simply stated, we were able to do the job that elected officials are supposed to do, namely, move forward without divisive politics. I have much appreciation and a large debt of gratitude to my staff and all Saratogians who have contributed to our success.”

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