Politics and Elections

November 6, 2013

Kim Davis wins Clinton County treasurer post

PLATTSBURGH — Kimberly A. Davis will be Clinton County treasurer when the new year rolls around.

“I think I just worked very hard to get the word out to tell voters of my qualifications” and past experience, she said.

Davis (D, WF, I) said she attended as many events and visited as many homes as possible during her campaign.

“I think the Independence Party primary brought more attention to the race, and more people were aware of it than might have been,” she said.

Republican candidate Susan Polhemus said she was disappointed with the outcome, which gave her 6,475 votes to Davis’s 8,744.

“My opponent is a true politician,” she said.

Polhemus said that both she and Davis worked very hard during the race, but the difference was Davis’s campaign experience.

“She’s ran before; I haven’t,” she said. “Hopefully, next time it will come out better.”

Davis will succeed Republican Joe Giroux, who will retire when his term ends Dec. 31.

She ran for treasurer in 2007 and lost in a close race to Giroux. 

Davis was branch manager for Glens Falls National Bank when she decided to step down earlier this year to concentrate on running for treasurer.

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