ALLEGANY, NY—Incumbent Deryle L. Pinney is facing a challenge from Christina M. Golley in Tuesday’s election for Allegany Town Clerk.

Pinney is running as a Republican. Golley is the Democratic and Conservative parties’ candidate.

As clerk, Pinney said she has updated the town’s record retention, started electronically maintaining records so that they are easier to access, and has fully utilized the cash reporting system.

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She she hopes to continue provide assistance to the residents of Allegany by expanding on the electronic retention system used for old records. She would also like to secure a grant in order to archive all records for easier future access, while actively pursuing grants that will assist in the improvement of Allegany.

“One of my goals is to continue to increase the efficiency of the Clerk’s office and to provide optimum service to our taxpayers,” she said.

Pinney works in payroll for Allegany County and Olean General Hospital. She has worked for New York State Sen. Jess J. Present and served as the Village Clerk in Angelica.

Golley works at Pioneer Credit in Arcade, where she helps those who have defaulted on their student loans.

“I feel that the experiences I have had in both professional and government positions are valuable to a position like the Town Clerk, and have led me to prepare for the role it,” she said.

Golley plans to increase the online services offered to the citizens of Allegany. She hopes to change and expand office hours so it’s more accessible to the community as a whole. She also plans to make sure all proper training is done so that she can know all of the laws and requirements of Allegany.

“I love dealing with people- I truly love it. I feel I can bring a lot to this position,” said Golley.

Golley has worked in customer service, marketing, advertising sales and retail.