Hargrave, a Republican, also appointed a Democrat to the board's most powerful committee, the formerly all-Republican Law and Finance Committee. Town of Providence Supervisor Richard Hunter will serve on that committee this year.
Wilton Supervisor Arthur Johnson, a Republican, will lead the Law and Finance Committee. The Law and Finance chairman typically becomes the board chairman the following year.
Although the votes are weighted by town population, the board is dominated by Republicans, with 18 members, to five Democrats.
In addition to the salaries the supervisors are paid in their towns, they earn $17,797 a year for their roles on the board and are paid 50.5 cents a mile for travel.
Saratoga County committee leaders
Buildings and Grounds: Richard Hunter, Providence
Economic Development: Anita Daly, Clifton Park
Equalization and Assessment: Mary Ann Johnson, Day
Personnel: Bill Peck, Northumberland
Law and Finance: Arthur Johnson, Wilton
Legislative and Research: Paul Sausville, Malta
Public Health: Richard Lucia, Corinth
Public Safety: Frank Thompson, Milton
Public Works: Alan Grattidge, Charlton
Social Programs: Mindy Wormuth, Halfmoon
Racing: Tom Wood, town of Saratoga
Veterans Committee: Philip Barrett, Clifton Park
Johnson will also serve as vice-chairman of the board.