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Two seats up for grabs on Halfmoon Town Board

HALFMOON, N.Y. -- In Halfmoon, there are two seats on the Town Board up for grabs on Election Day.

Monday night democratic candidates Deanna Stephenson and Joe Christopher were both out campaigning in the cold November weather.

"There have been not many contested races until recently," said Stephenson.

Both Stephenson and Christopher are running for two seats held by republican incumbents Walter Polack and Paul Hotaling.

The Halfmoon Town Board has been made up primarily of republicans for years, but all that could change election night.

"Something that hasn't happened before, never happened, this would be a seismic change," said Stephenson.

"I accept a challenge; I've been challenged before by democrats," said Polack.

Polack has held his seat for the last six terms and believes town residents are content with the board's actions and record of no town taxes.

"We've led this town in the right direction," said Polack.

But opponents like Stephenson and Christopher say amid the recent corruption allegations against current Town Supervisor Mindy Wormuth, residents need more transparency on the board and more checks and balances.

"Halfmoon has never had a democrat on the board in any capacity," said Christopher.

Both candidates believe this election cycle they have a chance to make history by getting elected

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