Unofficial election results are in
YATES, SCHUYLER COUNTIES--New York State held its general election Tuesday, Nov. 5 throughout all counties. As of Wednesday, Nov. 6, the unofficial results for contested races are as follows.
In Yates County, challenger Valerie G. Gardner won a closely contested district attorney race, receiving 2,582 votes (51.058 percent) to incumbent Jason Cook's 2,475 votes (48.942 percent). There are still 596 absentee ballots out, which may sway the final result in the district attorney’s race.
In Legislative District 1 (Italy, Jerusalem and Middlesex), there were six candidates running for four open seats. Challenger Margaret Dunn secured the most votes with 1,155 (21.224 percent), followed by incumbent Douglas Paddock with 1,093 votes (20.085 percent), Challenger Gary Montgomery with 1,052 votes (19.331 percent) and challenger Elden Morrison with 963 votes (17.696 percent). Incumbent Taylor Fitch received 603 votes (11.080 percent) and incumbent Robert Multer had 558 votes (10.254 percent).
In Schuyler County Legislative District 1 (Catharine and Cayuta), incumbent Barbara Halpin secured reelection to one seat with 317 votes (55.81 percent). Challenger Michael Burns received 210 votes (36.97 percent) and Listening Party incumbent Glenn Larison had 41 votes (7.22 percent).
Van A. Harp defeated Shirley Barton for the seat open in Legislative District 2 (south Hector). Harp had 423 votes (57.47 percent) while Barton received 313 votes (42.53 percent).
Michael Lausell defeated John R. White in a close race for Legislative District 3's seat (north Hector). Lausell received 396 votes (51.83 percent) while White came away with 367 votes (48.04). There was one write-in vote.
James W. D. Howell secured Legislative District 4's open seat (Hector and Montour Falls) over Democrat Paul Cartwright. Howell secured 322 votes (65.45 percent) while Cartwright took 170 votes (34.55 percent).
In the town of Dix, Republican Harold Russell received 401 votes (59.41 percent) to defeat Listening Party candidate Scott Yaw's 273 votes (40.44 percent) for the Dix supervisor position. For the two open seats on town council, Republicans F. Joe Hammond took 453 votes (37.84 percent) and Craig Gardner received 372 votes (31.08 percent). Democrat Jeffrey J. Meehan was next with 370 votes (30.91 percent). There were two write-in votes.
In the town of Hector, there were six candidates competing for three available four-year term seats. Beverly N. Morley led with 894 votes (18.06 percent), followed by Alvin J. White with 881 votes (17.79 percent) and Michael J. Bergen with 878 votes (17.73 percent). The candidates who failed to win a seat included Daryl Anderson with 770 votes (15.55 percent), Debra A. Reid with 769 votes (15.53 percent) and Melissa A. Chipman with 759 votes (15.33 percent). Bo Lipari secured the unexpired two-year seat with 761 votes (51.14 percent) over S. David Poyer's 727 votes (48.86 percent).
In the town of Tyrone, Republican Pamela Grimmke received 265 votes (33.76 percent) and Christopher Bason got 260 votes (33.12 percent) to secure election to the two available town council seats. There were 159 write-in votes (20.25 percent) while Democrat Alan Hurley received 101 votes (12.87 percent).
In the town of Cayuta, write-in candidates led with 158 votes (47.59 percent) for two open seats on the town council. Democrat Ted E. Dudgeon received 80 votes (24.10 percent) and Republican Steven A. Brown had 51 votes (15.36 percent). Democrat William P. Barrett received 43 votes (12.95 percent). For the town supervisor position, write-in votes again led the way with 97 votes (57.74 percent). Democrat Christopher A. Arnold received 71 votes (42.26 percent).
The full list of the unofficial Yates County election results can be found here: http://www.yatescounty.org/display_page.asp?pID=263
Schuyler's unofficial results are here: http://www.schuylercounty.us/Index.aspx?NID=128