CAPE VINCENT Town Supervisor Urban C. Hirschey will run for re-election after all.
Mr. Hirschey said Monday that he has changed his mind, partly because Councilmen Brooks J. Bragdon and Clifford P. Schneider were poised to square off in the Republican primary for the top position and likely would have split the vote.
Thats one reason. I would feel very bad if I didnt run and things didnt go well, he said.
In March, the supervisor said he wished to step back and spend more time with his family and perhaps travel more.
Mr. Hirschey, who was first elected to office in November 2009, said he wants to continue helping the community further realize its untapped potential as the towns supervisor.
The Town Council has been putting a lot of time and effort into researching and responding to BPs 124-turbine wind farm proposal. But Mr. Hirschey said he would like to spend more time facilitating community development.
If the wind issue gets resolved, wed be able to spend more time on community development. And I would like to support that, Mr. Hirschey said.
The wind developer is expected to file its project application for a state Article X siting review this summer.
Councilman Bragdon threw his support behind Mr. Hirscheys candidacy, and Councilman Schneider said he couldnt be more pleased that Mr. Hirschey is running for re-election.
Hes just a wonderful person to work with, Mr. Bragdon said.