The election results (unofficially) are in
TRI-COUNTY AREA—The unofficial Nov. 2 election results are in and for New York, like the rest of the country, Republicans won a number of positions.
However, New York's governorship and two senate seats were firmly held by Democrats. There were also some area candidates on the ballots.
In local elections, five candidates in Schuyler County ran for three legislative seats. The winners were Philip C. Barnes (1,236 votes), Michael A. Yuhasz (1,120 votes), and Thomas M. Gifford (858 votes). Angeline J. Franzese had 757 votes and Karen R. Radenberg had 475 votes.
Daniel J. Fitzsimmons took the town of Hector justice position with 965 votes. Donald C. Beckley was also on the ballot and got 699 votes. Lori A. Ellison won a town of Orange board seat (292 votes), Jagmohan Singh took Schuyler County coroner (2,283 votes), and Thomas J. Beach won Cayuta highway superintendent (127 votes). All three were unopposed.
Calvin A. Crosby was voted as Barrington town board member (227 votes), Margaret Randolph won Middlesex town justice (417 votes), and John H. Martini took a Torrey town board seat (264 votes). All three were unopposed. In Wayne, Lois Wood (383 votes) was also unopposed for a town board seat.
Andrew Cuomo and Robert J. Duffy beat out Carl P. Paladino and Gregory J. Edwards for governor and lieutenant governor. In Steuben County, Paladino won more votes than Cuomo, 12,998 to 12,214. There were seven candidates on the ballots for this position, but the rest got only a small percentage of the votes.
For the remaining results, Yates, Schuyler, and Steuben County voters chose:
Comptroller - Harry Wilson
Attorney General - Dan Donovan
U.S. Senator 6-year full term - Charles E. Schumer
U.S. Senator 2-year unexpired term - Kirsten E. Gillibrand
State Supreme Court Seventh District - Henry J. Scudder
U.S. Congress 29th District full term (starting Jan. 1, 2011) - Thomas W. Reed II
U.S. Congress 29th District unexpired term (starting now and ending Dec. 31, 2010) - Thomas W. Reed II
State Senator 53rd District - Thomas F. O'Mara
Member of Assembly 136th District - Phillip A. Palmesano
Member of Assembly 137th District - Christopher S. Friend