No surprises in Dresden elections

T he town wide elections in Dresden offer little intrigue this year as the six incumbent candidates running for reelection do so unopposed.

The Dresden democratic party failed to nominate any candidates during their caucus earlier this season so everyone of the Republican incumbents in this year’s election are poised to return to their positions.

It’s possible a write-in candidate could emerge for one of the six open positions but town clerk Marcinda Wilbur said all of the races remain uncontested meaning it’s likely there will be no changes in the makeup of theDresdentown government.

Robert Banks, the longest serving Supervisor in the history of the town, will return to his role leading the local government.

He will also return to his duties at the county level.

Banks serves on the Finance, Public Works, Public Safety, Human Services committees and is chair of the Intercounty Solid Waste Coordinating Committee.

He is also is the county representative at the Department of Environmental Conservation Region 5 Fish and Wildlife Management Board, the Region 5 Open Space Committee, the Intercounty Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks, and the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board.

Joining Banks back on the town board will be councilmen Allen Wilbur and John Barber Jr.  

Wilbur is a corrections officer and business owner who is running for town council for the first time after longtime member Patrick Greenough decided not to seek reelection. Barber who owns Apple Hill Orchards inWhitehallis expected to return to office for a second term.

In other elections, Marcinda Wilbur will almost assuredly return as town clerk and tax collector for a second straight term.

Richard Hobus is seeking his second term as highway superintendent and longtime justice Jack Eggleston is hoping to return to fill that position.

All of the candidates are running on the Republican and Adirondack Fairness tickets.

Voters will be able to cast their vote at theDresdentown hall in Clemons from6 a.m.to9 p.m.on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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