Clark became active in village government early on in his political career by serving on the planning board. His chance to show real leadership presented itself when the mayor of Voorheesville relocated to Florida for work, and the village board of trustees appointed Clark to fill out the remainder of his term.
Clark said he is not a typical politician, since he never enrolled in a political party.
Clark said in New Scotland everything is managed by loyalists of the two major parties.
"Voorheesville candidates did not run on political parties, they ran on their own local parties such as the Citizens Party, things like that," Clark said. "In Voorheesville, there were no politics. In New Scotland, there is nothing else."
Clark said he was grateful to the town residents and town employees for supporting him throughout his tenure, especially his support staff whom he inherited from his predecessor.
"I am sure he is pleased to get away from the obligations of running a town, and I wish him a happy New Year and a happy retirement," Supervisor-elect Thomas Dolin said.""