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Voters elect new mayors in Watkins, Montour Falls and Dresden 

TRI-COUNTY AREA—Voters elected new mayors and approved several new village representatives in the Tuesday, March 15, elections.
Contested races in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls resulted in new mayors, while two Dundee trustees were reelected despite a third candidate.
Mark Swinnerton is Watkins' new mayor.  He had 324 votes and beat out incumbent Judith Phillips (186).  Richard Scuteri (66) was also on the ballot.  Write-in candidates Kevin Thornton and Chris Turner had 17 and two votes respectively.
Two Watkins board seats were also on the ballot.  Kevin Smith (299) and Scott Gibson (262) were elected.  Also on the ballot, Bill Smagner had 236, Nick Kelley had 155, and David M. Wyre Sr. had 121.  Bill Rice, Bob Lee, and Bob Decker each had one write-in vote.
Voters picked incumbent Nicholas Dugo as village justice with 483 votes.  Mike Giasi had one write-in vote.
In Montour Falls, John King (149) beat out incumbent Donna Kelley (109).  James Howell (184) and Ellen Mather (185) were also elected for two board seats.
Dundee had three candidates for two trustee positions.  Incumbents Warren Smith and Greg Wright were reelected with 74 votes each.  Jeremy Hall had 37 and Dana Gibson had two write-in votes.
Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr. was reelected with 89 votes.  Craig Prior received three write-in votes, Glen Miller had two, and Judy Duquette and Michael Shepardson each had one.
Dresden had only two candidates on the ballot: one for mayor and one for trustee.  However, board trustee candidate Tony Conley (37) lost to a write-in campaign by Dan Egburtson (38).  Joe Gibson (48) was elected mayor, while Tom McGuigan got 35 write-in votes.
In Penn Yan, Christine Christensen had 109 votes for trustee.  Ken Kamholtz, Ken Knepple, and Robert Hawley each had one write-in vote for the position.
Odessa's Mayor, Keith Pierce, received 69 votes.  Edward Parker ran a write-in campaign and received 58 votes.  Tim Hicks and Rita Decker each had one.  Trustees Shawn Crane and Robin Thoman were also reelected with 112 votes each.
In Burdett, all uncontested candidates were elected.  Mayor Dale Walter had 25 votes.  Linda Arcangeli (24) and Judith Mangus (19) were elected as trustees.  Diane White received 11 write-in votes.
Hammondsport Mayor Emery Cummings was reelected (36).  Stella Pulver (36) and Bruce White (29) were also reelected for two board seats.


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