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A new County Clerk for Saratoga County Clerk's office

It had been almost a year that Saratoga County Clerk’s office had been without a County Clerk. . The office had been without a permanent County Clerk since Kathy Marchione retired from the position on December 31, 2012 to run for the New York State 43rd District Senate seat. After Kathy Marchione left the position, the Clerk’s office ran without a County Clerk for several months. New York State temporarily filled the position until a new County Clerk could be elected in the November 2013 elections.
The position was finally permanently filled when on January 1, 2014 Craig A. Hayner was officially sworn in as the newly appointed Saratoga County Clerk. Mr. Hayner was sworn in by the now State Senator Kathy Marchione.
During his campaign Mr. Hayner ran for the Republican party almost completely unopposed. His main campaign platform had been customer service.
Prior to his appointment to Saratoga County Clerk, Mr. Hayner had been a Town Councilman for the town of Halfmoon. He is also co-owner of the family’s Halfmoon business, Hayner’s Ice Cream Hall of Fame. In 2001 Mr. Hayner and his wife, Carolyn, were honored by the Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce as Entrepreneurs of the Year.
The Saratoga County Clerk position is an elected four year term. The salary for Saratoga County Clerk will be $99,590.00 a year.