Candidates ready for primary vote
YATES COUNTY--With the annual primary elections coming up Thursday, Sept. 10, the county board of elections has finalized the list of candidates running for seats. Candidates will be running for four legislative seats in District 1 (Italy, Jerusalem and Middlesex) and four seats in District 3 (Milo), along with county clerk and coroner. At the town level, there will be a contested election for Italy highway superintendent, two Jerusalem town council seats, two Milo town council seats and an unexpired term on the Potter town council.
In District 1, there are five candidates running for the four available seats. Incumbents Elden Morrison, Gary Montgomery and Douglas Paddock are running against challengers Bradley Jones and Edward Bronson. In District 3, there are seven people running for four seats. Incumbents Dan Banach, Leslie Church, and Mark Morris will run against challengers P. Earle Gleason, Bill Laffin, Marsha Devine and Robert Schwarting. These terms are for two years.
The position of county clerk will be contested between Virginia Fenton and Lois Hall, while the coroner race is between Ronald Dailey and Brian Champlin. These terms are for four years.
The town races include a town council race in Jerusalem for two open seats. Incumbent Daryl Jones will run against challengers Paul Anderson and Tim Cutler. In Milo's two seat council race, incumbents Dale Hallings and Arden Sorensen Jr. will be challenged by Mark Morris. These positions are four year terms.
The Potter town council has an unexpired two year term on the ballot being contested by Brian Bootes and Terry Button. Italy's highway superintendent race is between Scott Jones and Steve Faulkner. Each of these terms are for two years.
Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. on election day. Polling locations include the Barrington town hall, Benton town hall, Italy town hall, Keuka Park firehouse, Branchport firehouse, Middlesex firehouse, Penn Yan Academy gymnasium, Himrod firehouse, Potter firehouse, Dundee village hall and Dresden firehouse.