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Results from the Tuesday, March 18 election   ADVERTISEMENT

Results from the Tuesday, March 18 election

PENN YAN, DRESDEN—The Penn Yan village board will retain its existing board members after the village election held Tuesday, March 18. The contested race for three available four-year trustee seats was contested by five candidates. Incumbent Trustee William Allison received the most votes with 232 (24.76 percent). Allison was followed by incumbent Trustee Carolyn Benedict, who won a four-year term with 230 votes (24.55 percent). Incumbent Trustee David Reeve also secured his reelection with 225 votes (24.01 percent). There were three write-in votes.
The two challengers were not able to secure a seat on the village board, with Ronald Dailey And Robert Hawley finishing with 125 (13.34 percent) and 122 (13.02 percent) votes respectively.
Leigh MacKerchar, who ran unopposed, was elected mayor with 311 votes. There were nine write-in votes. Former mayor Bob Church, who also ran unopposed, won the unexpired two-year trustee term with 278 votes. There was one write-in vote.
In Dresden, Ronald Merritt was elected to a two-year trustee term with 23 votes.
SCHUYLER COUNTY--Schuyler County  trustees were reelected to new terms during village elections held Tuesday, March 18. In the village of Odessa, Incumbent Trustees Thomas Letteer and Sally Hill were elected to two-year terms unopposed. Letteer received 28 votes while Hill received 30 votes. In Montour Falls, Trustees Philip J. Smith and James Ryan were reelected to four-year terms with 31 votes apiece. Village Justice Donald Spaccio was also reelected with a total of 36 votes. Laurence Jaynes and Ruth Givin were also elected to two-year terms as trustees on the Burdett board with 21 and 18 votes respectively.