ELIZABETHTOWN — Lake Placid’s retiring police chief is running for North Elba town justice.
One town justice seat is open, and Scott Monroe has filed to run as an independent, according to the Essex County Board of Elections. He will run against the incumbent, James Rogers III, who has also filed to run as an independent.
Monroe’s retirement as police chief will take effect at the end of the month, after which Assistant Chief Bill Moore will assume the chief’s duties until a chief is hired for the long term. Moore has expressed interest in being the next permanent chief, according to village officials.
Tuesday was the filing deadline for independent petitions. The election is Nov. 8.
On the supervisor line, both incumbent Roby Politi and challenger Derek Doty have filed to run as independents. Doty, who is a current town board member, is also running as a Democrat.
Incumbent Highway Superintendent Larry Straight and challenger David Jones also both filed to run as independents. They had both already filed for the Republican and Democratic lines, respectively.
Incumbent town Clerk Laurie Curtis Dudley and town Councilman Bob Miller also filed as independents. Both were already running on the Republican line and are unopposed.
Incumbent Councilman Jay Rand and assessors James Bishop and Arthur Jubin are running for re-election unopposed as Republicans.