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Saratoga County gets organized

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.

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