MASSENA - According to documents filed with the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections, Massena Village Police Chief Timmy J. Currier has filed a petition to run for mayor on the Working Families party line.
Mr. Currier, a registered Democrat was unavailable for comment.
Massena Democratic Party Chair Courtney Deshaies said she was aware Mr. Currier had filed the petition, but said she would prefer to withhold further comment until her party holds its caucus later this summer.
“The Democratic party has its own process and I would prefer to wait for the caucus and that process to be complete before commenting,” she said. “We still have not had our caucus, so we do not have an official candidate.”
Ms. Deshaies said it’s not unusual for candidates to appear on more than one party line.
“When a person runs for office they are allowed to run on more than one party line if that’s what they choose.”
Incumbent James F. Hidy, a Republican has already announced his intention to seek re-election. The Republican party will also be holding a caucus later this summer, at which point his candidacy could become official. Mr. Hidy said he has not yet decided whether to run on a third-party line. The deadline to file third party petitions is 5 p.m. Thursday.