After 43 years in office, Lake George mayor will run again

LAKE GEORGE (AP) – One of the longest-serving mayors in New York state’s history says he’s planning to run for a 12th term in office.

Robert Blais, mayor of the village of Lake George, tells The Post-Star of Glens Falls ( ) that he’ll seek re-election next year.

The 78-year-old former police chief has been mayor of the popular Warren County tourist destination since 1971. His 43 years in office makes him the state’s second-longest-serving mayor.

Blais is second only to 92-year-old Clarence Michalis, mayor of Lattingtown, a Long Island village. Michalis has been mayor for 45 years and was re-elected in June 2013.

Blais says he enjoys serving the community and isn’t interested in retiring just yet.