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Diane M. Wilhelm |

Diane M. Wilhelm is running for Riverhead town clerk

Diane M. Wilhelm

Wilhelm said she wants to continue digitizing town records, a project she started at the beginning of her tenure. She said her office has been focusing on meeting minutes but hopes to expand the project to other types of records. "I feel as though I've made a lot of progress in that area and I don't know if people recognize how important that is," she said. "If you only have books in our office, paper copies, any flood or fire could destroy all that. And that's important, because it's our history."

Wilhelm, 57, of Calverton, is running unopposed on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines. She has served as town clerk since 2008, when she was appointed to fill the unfinished term of Barbara Grattan. Wilhelm was elected in 2009 and again 2011. Wilhelm is running unopposed for her second full four-year term. She is a co-director of the Long Island region of the New York State Town Clerks Association. Before her appointment as clerk, she worked in the clerk's office for nine years, rising from clerk typist to deputy clerk.