TOWN OF UNION - Republican Town of Union Councilman Frank Bertoni has officially launched his campaign for Town Supervisor.
Bertoni made the announcement Thursday night alongside family members and supporters, including Councilmen Rob Mack and Tom Augostini.
The Republican says he wants to move the Town past the recent investigation of current Supervisor Rose Sotak, who told NewsChannel 34 she is not running for re-election.
The Town Board authorized an investigation into Sotak over alleged mistreatment of town employees.
District Attorney Steve Cornwell secured a grand jury indictment of Sotak, accusing her of corrupt use of authority and other charges, but a judge threw out the indictment.
Bertoni says he wants to restore fair treatment for the Town employees and improve communication.
"This is a new start for us. It'll be a chance for our employees to take a breath and start over again. We'll treat them fairly and with respect and that will be good for the whole town," said Bertoni.
Bertoni is a retired teacher who has served on the Town of Union Board for 10 years.
So far, no other candidates have indicated a run for the position.