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Rensselaerville town board election first contested since 2017

Oct 18, 2023 12:34 am

Noah Zweifel reports in the Altamont Enterprise that for the first time since 2017 the Rensselaerville town board election has a contested race. Incumbent Brian Wood is seeking re-election, backed by both the Republican and Democratic parties against former highway superintendent and town board member Randall Bates, who is backed by the Republican Party; and Patricia Byrnes, a sociologist and political newcomer endorsed by the Democratic Party. Wood and Bates are also running on the Conservative line. The Albany County Board of Elections reports that Rensselaerville currently has 1,455 enrolled voters and of those, 595 are Democrats, 373 are Republicans, 63 count themselves as Conservatives, six signed up for the Working Families Party, and three are Green Party members. The remaining 415 are not registered with any party. The story quotes each candidate about their views on local issues ahead of voting, which takes place between Oct. 28 and Nov. 7 this fall. Read the full story in the Altamont Enterprise.

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