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VOTERS' GUIDE General Election - November 5, 2019

Diane M. Wilhelm

Diane M. Wilhelm is running for Riverhead town clerk

Diane M. Wilhelm


Wilhelm, 61, is running unopposed for a four-year term after 11 years in the position. She is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence lines.


  • She is proud of bringing new technology to the job by digitizing town records and putting town board minutes online, all the way back to the town’s creation in 1792.
  • She set up a system that allows Freedom of Information Law requests online, allowing some people to get their information the same day.
  • She helped start and oversees what has become known as the Annual Burn Day, when town records that no longer have to be kept under the law are taken by a town truck to an incinerator for a “secure burn.”