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Village elections will be March 16

TRI-COUNTY AREA—Village elections will be March 16, and Penn Yan, Dundee, Montour Falls, Odessa, and Hammondsport have positions that will be on the ballot.  The contested elections are in Penn Yan and Montour Falls.
In Penn Yan, the office of mayor, three four-year trustee seats and one one-year trustee seat will be decided at the March 16 election. Current trustee Bob Church is running unopposed for mayor. Two incumbents, Willie Allison and Robert Hoban, are running for four year terms on the village board. Bart Winslow Jr. and Wayne Davidson are the other two candidates for four year terms. Winslow previously served as a trustee from 1987 until 1991.
There are three candidates for the two-year seat. Michael D’Abbracci resigned from the board when he moved out of the village. Candidates are Michael Christensen, who was appointed to fill the remainder of this year by Mayor Douglas Marchionda Jr., Ken Kamholtz and Michael Carmel Jr. After the election, Church will name someone to complete the balance of his term, which ends in 2012.
For the first time Yates County Board of Elections will be conducting the election in Penn Yan. Yates County Democratic election commissioner Robert Brechko said the election must be decided on election night because terms end March 31.
In Dundee, incumbents Judy Duquette and Larry Howell were the only residents to file petitions to run for office. Dresden village board member Dan Egburtson, who was appointed to the board by Mayor LouJane Johns, following last year’s election, is the lone candidate for a full term on the board. Terms in Dundee and Dresden are two years.
In Hammondsport, Larry D. Foster and Anne C. Green are running for reelection.  They are unopposed.
In Montour Falls, three people are running for two board trustee seats.  Phil Smith is seeking reelection.  Phil Gillemot, is not running again.  Ellen Mathers and John P. King are on the ballot.  Also on the ballot is Donald Spaccio for village justice.
In Odessa, two trustee seats are on the ballot.  Peg Tomassi is seeking reelection for her two-year seat.  Rita Decker is not running again.  Timothy Hicks is looking to take her seat.
Watkins Glen does not have any positions that are up for re-election this year.  Elections will run from noon to 9 p.m., March 16.
 



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