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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.

Candidates for town board and town clerk/tax collector have been endorsed by all four major parties.

RENSSELAERVILLE — This is the second consecutive unopposed election for Valerie Lounsbury. She wants to finish what she’s started, two years into the job.

RENSSELAERVILLE — After retiring from a career in the state’s Department of Transportation, Randall Bates sought an elective office in Rensselaerville to remain productive, in the thick of ice and snow coming down on the town’s long, rural roads.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Now in her first term as a town board member, Marion Cooke wants to continue for another four years.

“I’m running because I think the town is running on an even keel and I’d like to see it stay that way,” said Cooke, who is also deputy supervisor.

RENSSELAERVILLE — To be and remain a rural community requires pro-active work, according to Jeannette Rice. The Democratic candidate for town council sees a board role for supporting farms and small businesses.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Having spent all of his life in Preston Hollow, Gerald Wood, 67, is running for the town board for the first time.

Wood said contentious town board meetings in the past few years caused him concern.

The two most recently appointed councilmen are up for election, as well as Keith Wright, the town's highway superintendent, and Kenneth Mackey, a town judge.

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