Hi, I am Benjamin C. Lapham and I am running on the Green Party line for Glens Falls Common Council.

I am a 49 year-old software engineer and homeowner on Sherman Ave for the past 10 years.  I have resided in Warren County and worked for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services for over 27 years and have been active in the community volunteering with Art in the Public Eye, Planned Parenthood, The Open Door Mission and having co-founded the Glens Falls Food Co-op as well as serving as its president for several years.

I will work to support measures that increase homeowner autonomy.  I favor less intrusive and more consistent code enforcement.  I want to see greater governmental transparency and less waste.

I want to make sure that as Glens Falls goes through its plans for downtown revitalization that we are all represented and all benefit from the changes.  I want to work for low cost solutions to improve the quality of life in the Fourth Ward.  I am excited to be sharing my ballot line with fellow Green candidates Rich Cirino (mayor) and Robin Barkenhagen (councilor at-large) who I believe each represent excellent options for voters seeking a better Glens Falls.

I believe my years of experience in private business as well as my years of community involvement will be a great benefit for the city.  I look forward to hearing from people who are interested in seeing Glens Falls at its best.


SONY DSCBenjamin C. Lapham was conceived in the summer of love and born in the tumultuous year of assassinations, 1968.  He is a software engineer for Gracenote who enjoys gardening, hiking, reading and being actively involved with his community.

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