Without DA, primary election is on
TRI-COUNTY AREA--The pre-election controversy for the Republican Yates County District Attorney primary race will probably far outweigh the Sept. 12 primary election results.
In Yates County, District Attorney Valerie Gardner has been successful in securing the Republican position for the general election. Todd Casella had also previously filed as a Republican candidate, but was ultimately taken off the ballot by the Appellate Division due to an address challenge from his petition. Casella will appear on the November general election ballot for the Independence and Reform Party as a district attorney candidate.
In the other Yates County primary election races, the candidates below are on the Sept. 12 ballot:
TOWNS OF ITALY, JERUSALEM AND MIDDLESEX
County Legislator: District One, Vote for up to four--Elden Morrison, Edward A. Bronson, Patrick Killen, Douglas Paddock and Timothy Cutler.
TOWNS OF BENTON, POTTER AND TORREY
County Legislator: District Two, Vote for up to three--James Smith, Terry Button, Richard Willson, Timothy Dennis.
TOWN OF MILO
County Legislator: District Three, Vote for up to four--Daniel Banach, P. Earle Gleason, Carlie Chilson, Mark Morris, Leslie Church.
There are no contests in the towns of Barrington and Starkey.
In Schuyler County, the four year term county clerk position is contested between Michele Marie Gee and Theresa A. Philbin.
In the town of Tyrone three candidates are vying for two council member positions. The candidates are: Troy W. Eyer, Joe T. Sevier and Christopher W. Bason.
In Steuben County, Chauncey J. Watches and Patrick McAllister are running for the GOP Surrogate Court Judge ballot position. In Wayne, three are running for two councilman positions. The choices are Thomas A. Dunbar, Michael Haff and Autumn M. Serdula. In Urbana, John Jack Merriam and Randy Robinson are both running for town justice.
Voting hours are from noon until 9 p.m. Check individual polling locations with your county Board of Elections office.