The Jefferson County Legislature is up for election this year along with 2 of the 4 Watertown City Council seats. The are seats currently held by Jeff Smith and Peter Clough and neither have announced their intentions, nor has anyone else expressed interest in the seats.
Speculation is that Clough may not seek reelection and that speculation was fueled when a loyal attendee of the Council meetings reported that Councilman Clough's house is for sale!
If Smith runs and just has not announced yet and Clough does not seek another term, there is an empty seat and no one interested.
No one interested in the non partisan council seats and the two local parties have a difficult time finding people to run for local offices.
These races are just another example of bowling alone.