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New board member in Clifton Park

The political rise of Amy Standaert has been meteoric.

On Monday, the Clifton Park resident will be appointed to a fill a vacant seat on the town board, according to the meeting agenda. Three years ago she got her serious first taste of politics when volunteering for the congressional campaign of Chris Gibson and apparently it tasted good, as she has become a fixture in the local Republican community.

"I am truly looking forward to serving the residents of Clifton Park," Standaert posted on her Facebook page.

The vacant seat was created by the resignation of board member Scott Hughes. Standaert was unanimously endorsed to take his spot by the Clifton Park Republican Committee.

"I am honored to have received the unanimous support from the Clifton Park Republican Committee to fulfill the vacant Town Board seat," Standaert wrote. "Thank you Councilman Scott Hughes for your dedication to Clifton Park and I wish you well with your move."

Standaert currently has a job in the district office of Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville. In 2012 she was a potential delegate for then-presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.

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