RENSSELAERVILLE — David Bowdish says he was surprised on Thursday night to hear from a neighbor that he was on the ballot, running on the Republican line to be town supervisor.

Aaron Boomhower

BERNE — A driver of a truck that crashed in Berne this June pleaded guilty last Friday to one count of aggravated vehicular assault, a felony, in Albany County Court, according to a release from the Albany County District Attorn

Knox Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis, faced with accusations about his dealings as a stockbroker two decades ago, says he has nothing to hide and that he learned lessons that make him a good supervisor.

BERNE — In the town of Berne, all seats are contested in the upcoming November elections, from the town supervisor to the tax collector, giving the town a total of 20 candidates for residents to choose among.

Ronald Shultes

BERNE — Ronald Shultes, a Democrat running on the Democratic line, is challenging one of the few Republicans in the town of Berne for the role of highway superintendent. A former town highway employee, Shultes said he would like to better the department in areas such as safety and road work.

Randy Bashwinger

BERNE — Randy Bashwinger, a Republican leading a mixed slate of candidates as the party’s chairman, is running for a second term as highway superintendent. After being elected to fill out a term, Bashwinger is touting his accomplishments in the past three years as superintendent.

Sean Lyons

BERNE — Sean Lyons is challenging Berne’s long-time Democratic supervisor. He said he is a supporter of President Donald Trump and “his initiative to bring fresh faces and people who are not politicians into politics.”

BERNE — Kevin Crosier, a Democrat heading on an all-Democrat slate, is making his fifth run for town supervisor.

Joel Willsey

BERNE — Joel Willsey has helped with projects in his hometown of Berne for years, but now is looking to become part of Berne’s government.

A Democrat, Willsey is running on the Democratic line for town board

BERNE — Frank Brady, a former union vice president for the Civil Service Employees Association, said he is running for town council because he’d like to change the way things are done in Berne’s government.

A Democrat, he is running on the Republican slate.

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