Niskayuna Democratic Committee


  • Town of Niskayuna Receiver of Taxes since 2010
  • Member, New York State Association of Tax Receivers and Collectors (NYSATRC)
  • Ten years experience in Banking Management
  • Graduate of Niskayuna High School and the State University of New York at Brockport, BA in Business Administration
  • Former Treasurer of the Iroquois Middle School PTO, former Vice-President and President of the Rosendale PTO, Former Trustee and Treasurer of the Park Avenue Nursery School
  • Former Vice-President of the American Institute of Banking Capital Region Chapter
  • Lifelong resident of Niskayuna. 
  • Married to Kevin with 3 Children: Samantha presently attending Niskayuna High School, Ryan and Zachary graduates of Niskayuna High School


  • A Trial lawyer with 28 years of experience in Civil and Criminal Jury Trials.  Sole Practitioner, The Scagnelli Law Firm, PC Since 1989
  • Niskayuna Town Justice since 2014
  • Niskayuna’s Town Attorney 2010-2013; Niskayuna’s deputy Town Attorney for Zoning & Planning 2000-2010
  • BA and MA in Criminal Justice from SUNY at Albany, JD Western New England University
  • Attorney for Children in Family Court Albany County since 1990
  • Counsel to the Homeless Action Committee Since 2004
  • Member Schenectady and Albany County Bar Associations; Past President of The Italian-American Bar Association
  • Town resident for 33 years


  • Partner at DellaRatta Law Office since 1996
  • Graduate of St. Michael’s College: B.S. in Economics
  • Town Board Member since 2014.  Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development
  • Thomas Cooley Law School Graduate (JD)
  • Schenectady County Assistant Public Defender 2004 to present
  • Board of Director at Capital Region O.T.B.; Instrumental in increasing revenue while cutting expenses since 1998 through 2016
  • Niskayuna Junior Warriors Basketball Coach
  • Niskayuna resident for 18 years; Married to Michelle and father of Crista and Alexander who attend SUNY Geneseo and Niskayuna High School


  • Successful small business owner, effective advocate, and proven community leader
  • Chairwoman, Town of Niskayuna Highways & Public Facilities Committee and Public Works Committee
  • Co-Chairwoman, Niskayuna School District Educational Enrichment Fund
  • Immediate Past Chairwoman, Schenectady County Community College Board of Trustees
  • Past President & Sustainer Advisor to the Board of Directors, Junior League of Schenectady & Saratoga
  • Co-Chairwoman, Niskayuna High School Senior BBQ & Senior Class Gala
  • Assistant Leader, Niskayuna High School Girl Scout Troop 2383
  • Substitute Youth Ministry Teacher, St Kateri Tekakwitha Parish
  • Founder & Sponsor, Niskayuna’s Annual Halloween Parade
  • Married to David and mother of Caroline (age 16), a senior at Niskayuna High School


  • Town Supervisor since January 2008
  • Graduate of Albany Law School (JD), BS in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina
  • Kept town spending under control and kept the town budget under the tax cap every year
  • Made Town Hall more open and accessible to residents and community organizations.
  • Worked to expand senior and youth programs, improve public safety and attract new businesses to our community, like the expanded commercial  establishments at Mansion Square, Niskayuna Commerce Park and ShopRite Plaza
  • Made major investments in town’s aging infrastructure including roads, water systems and waste water treatment, making improvments that will last the town well into the future
  • Counsel to the Schenectady County Legislature; Former Counsel to the NYS Assembly Majority Leader
  • Policy Board Member of the Capital District  Transportation Committee; Commissioner of the Capital District Regional  Planning Commission
  • Trustee of the Schenectady County Public Library