Hilltowns

KNOX — Republican town council candidate Robert Altieri wants to preserve Knox’s rural nature and residents’ individual liberties. He is running on Republican and Conservative lines.

KNOX — In addition to serving on the town board, Amy Lauterbach Pokorny attends many meetings each month for community groups. The incumbent Democrat is running for her first full term on the town board.

KNOX — Amanda Gullestad, a Conservative Party member, said she has become known in the past eight years of living in Knox through her jobs managing local convenience stores, as a cook, and as a store clerk. She is running on the Republican line for the part-time job of town clerk.

KNOX — Democrat Tara Murphy, new to town elections, is running for town clerk to meet more people and use her background in communications.

KNOX — Democrat Diane Champion, 65, is running for a second two-year term as the town’s tax collector, a continuation of her career and desire for working with people. She has Democratic and Independence Party endorsement.

KNOX — With streambank restoration projects behind him, Republican Gary Salisbury is hoping to keep the town’s highway department on track. Salisbury, 49, is running unopposed on Conservative and Independence Party lines for another term as the Knox highway superintendent, a full-time job.

Incumbents for town judge, highway superintendent, and tax collector are running unopposed.

KNOX — Seeking a third four-year term, Judge Jean Gagnon, a Democrat, wanted to be more involved in the community when she first sought her post, one of two town justices. She is running unopposed on Conservative, Democratic, and Independence Party lines.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Assessor Michael Weber is running for a second term for the job that he says matches his temperament.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Two years after losing in the election for assessor, Jeffry Pine is running again, claiming properties affected by Tropical Storm Irene haven’t been properly assessed.

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