election 2013

Three town leaders retired in 2013; elections were bitter as the Democrats retained power; and Crossgates Mall, the Guilderland Fire Department, and Daughters of Sarah all made plans to expand.

To change or not to change was the question in Knox elections this year. The answer: All incumbents kept their posts.

A large number of "under votes" were cast for council seats, where ballots had fewer or none of the allowed votes for the race.

Kenneth Weaver won on the Democratic line in the past, but switched to the GOP line this time having declined other endorsements.

John Kudlack, the town's Democratic Committee chairman, said he would like to see younger leadership on the committee and more involvement. 

Rensselaerville assessor Donna Kropp was the subject of an ethics case last year — ultimately determined to be unfounded due to missing files — brought by a complaint of Jeffry Pine, a former assessor for the town who is now  running against her in the upcoming election.

KNOX — Currently the planning board’s secretary, Independence Party member Pamela Fenoff wants to unseat incumbent supervisor Michael Hammond. She says he has been in the job for too long.

KNOX — Now in his 40th year as the town’s supervisor, Democrat Michael Hammond is running again because he likes the job.

KNOX — The town board’s deputy supervisor and former liaison for the comprehensive plan, Democrat Nicholas Viscio, is seeking a sixth four-year term. He is running on Democratic and Independence Party lines.

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.


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