No contested races in North Elba

LAKE PLACID – All the town of North Elba representatives up for re-election this year will keep their seats, since there are no contested races.

In July, town Republicans had to file petitions to run for office. The Republicans choose their candidates through primaries if there is a contested race, rather than through a caucus, as the town Democrats do.

By July 11, the filing deadline to run on the Republican line, only incumbents had filed to run: town Supervisor Roby Politi, Councilman Jack Favro and Assessor Kimball Daby.

Politi also filed to run as an independent, the deadline for which was Aug. 20.

Republicans needed 94 signatures on a petition to qualify for running, and Politi needed to collect 112 signatures to run as an independent.

On Thursday night, the Democrats chose their candidates in a caucus at the town hall: two more incumbents. Derek Doty was chosen to run for town council, and Dean Dietrich was chosen to run for justice.

Everyone who was up for election will run for their seats, and no one will run contested.