First-term Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Robin Dalton is entering the race for mayor.
In a single term dominated by the pandemic’s impact on the city, Dalton says she gained the equivalent of 10 years’ experience in her first year-and-a-half in office.
“We really don’t have time for a learning curve here. We need someone who is going to come into office who understands what we’re facing and the solutions that we need to work towards and can hit the ground running,” said Dalton.
Elected as a Republican running on a unity ticket, Dalton recently left the GOP and plans to run on a ballot line called Saratoga Strong.
“Regardless of party, regardless of affiliation, it’s all about being a Saratogian and being able to have respectful, productive conversations and legislate in a way that moves our city forward in a positive direction,” said Dalton.
Ron Kim, a previous Public Safety Commissioner himself, is running for mayor as a Democrat. The city Republican committee nominated business owner Heidi Owen West. Democratic Mayor Meg Kelly is not seeking a third term.