Sullivan County GOP incumbents announce re-election candidacy


Briggs and Buck announced their intentions at the
county government center in Monticello

MONTICELLO – Three top Republican Sullivan County administrators
Tuesday announced their plans to seek new terms in the November elections.

County Clerk Daniel Briggs, County Treasurer Nancy Buck and Coroner Alan
Kesten all said they are running for new terms.

Buck, who has worked in the treasurer’s office for 14 years, as
deputy until Treasurer Ira Cohen’s death last fall when she was
appointed to fill the vacancy, will run for the post for the first time
and would fill the remaining two years of Cohen’s term.

While the county has been holding its own financially, she noted that
when the casino/resort is built, she anticipates there will be surplus
funding to cover much-needed infrastructure work.

“We do have a jail that we have to build. We have the other towns
in the county coming forward asking for a piece of it,” she said.

There is also the need to repair and rebuild roads and bridges.

Briggs, who is seeking his third four-year term, said he has accomplished
much including the cross-training of staff, securing $100,000 in grants
to scan records and what he believes is one of his crowning achievements.

“We have partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and the Veteran’s
Service Agency to introduce the FAVR card and that’s a merchant
discount card offered our honorably discharged veterans,” he said.
“It gives an opportunity or all of us to thank all of these honorable
men and women for their selfless service by offering these discounts,
but also promotes our local businesses.”
Kesten is completing his second term as a county coroner.


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