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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.

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.

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