Legislators, supervisors decided in election
TRI-COUNTY AREA--Voters had the opportunity to participate in early voting or traditionally going to the polls on election day to select the candidates for county and town positions.
In Yates County, there were three legislative districts with contested elections. The unofficial results show in the first district, Douglas Paddock (1,017), Edward Bronson (994), Timothy Cutler (988) and Patrick Killen (695) were the top four vote earners. In the second district, Richard Harper (575), Richard Willson (566) and Terry Button (531) were elected. The third district saw Leslie Church (631), Carlie Chilson (578), Daniel Banach (574) and P Earle Gleason (540) winning for the open seats.
Jamie Sisson won the supervisor position for Jerusalem (688) to K Dixon Zorovich's 289.
In the town council race in Barrington, Thomas Petro III and Calvin Crosby won the two positions with 197 and 190 votes.
The Benton town council race was won by Alan Tomion (322) and Richard Harper (291).
The top vote-getter for Superintendent of Highways for Benton was Jayson Hoover (327).
For Italy, the two town council positions will be filled by Malcolm MacKenzie (127) and Debra Cook (104).
The town council positions in Milo were won by Dale Hallings (627) and Arden Sorenson Jr. (584).
In Schuyler County, the highly-competitive judge race was won by Matt Hayden, Tuesday, Nov. 5 in unofficial numbers.
The 10-year judge term was contested by Hayden, Steven Getman, Jessica Saks and Daniel Fitzsimmons. Hayden won with 2,218 votes compared to Getman's 1,410, Saks' 762 and Fitzsimmons' 753.
The District 7 legislature seat was retained by Mark Rondinaro with 343 votes to Paul Bartow's 192. Gary Gray was elected to replace outgoing chairman Dennis Fagan in District 8. Gray won with 396 votes to challenger Maggie Coffey's 199.
Kristina Vondracek won the race for the justice of the town of Dix with 520 votes. Candidate Brian Eslinger had 404 votes.
Richard Lewis won the supervisor post for the town of Catharine with 226 votes. John VanSoest received 202.
The highway superintendent for the town of Cayuta is Thomas Beach after receiving 107 votes.
Norma Burris was elected to the one council member position for the town of Orange.
Edward Perry Sr. and Thomas R. Allen were selected for the Tyrone council member positions.
In Steuben County, the town of Wayne will have a new supervisor in Thomas Dunbar after he defeated Steve Butchko, 223 to 172. William Mahr was elected the town clerk and Douglas Howard the Superintendent of Highways. Shona Freeman and Liz Kenyon were elected to the open council positions.
The town of Urbana saw Edward Stull elected supervisor, while David J. Luppino and David Shaw were the top vote-getters for the two council positions.