Law elected to a year on St. Armand town board

Karl Law

BLOOMINGDALE — Voters elected Karl Law Tuesday to fill the remaining year of a term on the St. Armand Town Council.

Law, a Republican, received 268 votes, and Jacob Vennie-Vollrath, who ran on the independent Common Sense party line, received 165.

It was the only contested town election in the region. St. Armand includes the hamlet of Bloomingdale and part of the village of Saranac Lake.

The seat is being vacated by Sam Grimone, who was appointed last year when Dean Montroy was elected as St. Armand town supervisor. Grimone agreed to serve a one-year term on appointment until the next election.

This will be Law’s first appearance in public office, as it would have been for Vennie-Vollrath as well. Law works as a state corrections officer. He said his focus is to keep the town budget at or below the state tax cap.