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Elections 2013: local results

Unofficial local results of the Nov. 5 elections, as reported by the Erie County and Cattaraugus County boards of elections, are as follows.

Barbara Howe was the sole candidate running for surrogate judge and will assume that position.

For two family court judge positions, Deanne Trippi received 49 percent of the vote and Mary Giallanza Carney received 49 percent of the vote.

For Erie County sheriff, Timothy Howard prevailed with 52 percent of the vote.

For Erie County comptroller, Stefan Mychajliw Jr. won with 58 percent of the vote.

In Erie County Legislative District 10, Joseph Lorigo will take the seat with 63 percent of the vote.

In Erie County Legislative District 11, John Mills was the sole candidate, and will also assume the role of House Majority Leader.

In Boston, Martin Ballowe received 65 percent of the votes against Gary Vara, who received 35 percent, in the race for Boston supervisor, and will retain that post. In the race for two councilmen seats, Jeffrey Genzel received 33 percent of the vote and Jay Boardway received 28 percent, and both will keep those seats. For Boston town justice, Debra Bender was the only candidate in the race.

In the Colden supervisor race, James DePasquale received 60 percent of the vote to Annie Hoffman’s 40 percent, and will take that role. In the race for the two councilmen seats available, David Arcara had 29 percent of the votes and Jesse Hrycik had 26 percent, to defeat Patrick Murphy with 21 percent, Ronald Fraser with 15 percent and Jennifer Okal with 8 percent.

In the race for Colden superintendent of highways, Paul Clarkson, with 80 percent of the vote, prevailed over John Peplin Jr., who received 20 percent.

In Collins, David Tessmer was the only candidate for Collins supervisor. In the town councilman race, there were only two candidates for the two seats. In that race, Mary Clark received 52 percent of the vote and Janet Vogtli had 48 percent.

In the race for town clerk, Becky Jo Summers was victorious with 61 percent of the vote, to defeat Dawn Spires, who received 39 percent. For Collins town justice, Norman Peters received 60 percent of the votes to defeat Brian Gernatt, who received 40 percent.

Dennis Jensen was the only candidate running for highway superintendent.

In Concord, the resolution to extend the length of service awards benefits to firemen to 30 years passed with 70 percent voting yes.

Gary Eppolito was the only candidate for town supervisor. For the two councilman positions, only two candidates were running, James Krezmien and Clyde Drake.

Darlene Schweikert was the only candidate for town clerk, Leslie Gibbin was the only candidate running for the town justice seat and Dennis Dains was the only candidate for highway superintendent, all of whom will retain those positions.

Dawn Martin was the only candidate for assessor and will fill that vacancy.

In Sardinia, Beverly Gambino received 58 percent of the vote for supervisor to replace Mary Hannon, who is retiring. Gambino defeated Daniel Miller, who received 42 percent of the vote. For the two councilman seats, Cheryl Earl received 26 percent of the vote and Dale Hediger received 25 percent, to defeat Leonard Hochadel, Carla Fuller and John Schiener.

Betsy Marsh was the only candidate for town clerk. Gene Heintz was the sole candidate for town justice and Donald Hopkins was the only candidate for superintendent of highways.

In Cattaraugus County, Paul Wojtaszek received 61 percent of the votes for New York state supreme court justice, to defeat Mark Montour.

Lori Rieman was elected Cattaraugus County district attorney.

For Cattaraugus County sheriff, Timothy Whitcomb won, unopposed.

Kevin O’Rouke received 79 percent of the vote for Cattaraugus County coroner, to defeat David Siafakas.

For Ashford town justice, Richard Newmann Jr. was the only candidate running. In the race for the two town of Ashford councilman seats, William Heim received 50 percent of the vote and John Pfeffer received 48 percent, to retain their seats.

James Beach was the only candidate for East Otto supervisor and Ann Rugg was the only candidate for town clerk.

Michael Poch and Richard Grey Jr. were the only candidates for councilman seats.

Thomas Benz was also elected for highway superintendent in East Otto.

In Machias, Francis Lounsbury was the only candidate running for town justice. Robert Shenk and Rosemary Cornwall were elected to the two councilman seats.

Duane Dedrick ran unopposed for Yorkshire town clerk and Danny Laird was the only candidate running for Yorkshire town justice.

In the race for two town council seats, Constance Walker received 46 percent of the vote and Kenneth Fisher received 27 percent, to defeat and Mark Hopkins.

Tammy George was the only candidate running to fill a vacant seat on the council.
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