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Longtime Aurora town clerk facing primary challenge

After 15 years as Aurora town clerk, Martha Librock is running for another four-year term, facing a Republican primary against political newcomer Colleen Siener.

Both talk about creating a system for online forms, permits and tax payments. They are registered Republicans and have endorsements by alternative parties, so they will appear again in the November election.

Siener, 40, said she will focus on adding online services and offering evening and weekend hours so residents have more opportunities to take care of town-related business.

“I really want to focus on friendly customer service,” said Siener. “The clerk’s office is often the first point of contact for many residents ... It’s a good job, and I can effect positive change.”

Siener, a mother of three, has a bachelor’s degree from Brockport State College. After earning another degree in paralegal studies from Hilbert College, she worked for an attorney and real estate specialist, which she said helped with understanding property taxes.

Librock, 57, is endorsed by the local Republican Committee and studied business while earning an associate degree at Erie Community College. She has spent most of her career with the town.

A mother of two, she was deputy town clerk for six years and took over as town clerk, filling an unexpired term when her predecessor retired.

Last year, voters abolished the office of tax receiver. The job will be handled by the clerk’s office, and an online tax payment system will be set up next year.

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