By REBECCA ISENHART
NISKAYUNA — Schenectady County’s Democratic Party has a new leader.
Niskayuna town Supervisor Joe Landry was elected the new party chair Sept. 10 following the departure of Brian Quail, who resigned to take a new position with the state.
Landry said he was excited to take on a new leadership role in the Democratic Party, which he has supported in the area for years.
“I have been involved pretty much my whole adult life,” Landry said of his party experience.
He has served as counsel to a Democratic assemblyman, then counsel to an assembly majority leader, and, beginning in 2004, counsel to the Schenectady County Legislature, among other positions. He has also been a Democratic committee person in Niskayuna for the past decade.
Landry said he plans to get right to work, since he’s starting the position at the beginning of election season. He will support Democratic candidates at every level, from villages in Schenectady County to state elections. “We have 19 candidates running for election this year,” Landry said. “Our main priority right now is to get our Democratic candidates elected in November.”
The chairmanship is a volunteer role, and Landry said he will continue to serve as Niskayuna’s town supervisor.