Few changes after Tuesday’s election

U nofficial results have seen few changes in the immediate area in official positions following Tuesday’s election.

In a landslide win, current Hartford Highway Superintendent Greg Brown defeated challenger Medrick Smith.

At the close of the polls, Brown was backed by 80 percent of residents with a total of 515 votes, while Smith garnered 20 percent of the votes, receiving 127.

In uncontested positions, Town Supervisor Dana Haff was reelected as was Town Clerk Denise Pettys. Barbara Beecher was named once again to the town board, and Michael Deyoe came on as well.

In nearby Hebron, Craig Watrous, son of a previous highway superintendent, challenged but lost to incumbent Floyd Pratt, who has served in the position for a decade.

Pratt won easily with 291 votes in favor of him, representing 82 percent of voters, while Watrous claimed 63 votes.

Two slots were open on the town council in Hebron, with three candidates vying for the position. Incumbents and Republicans Edward Harrington and George Flint were reelected, with 232 and 222 votes, respectively. Challenger and Democrat Robert Nailor lost with 149 votes.

Town Supervisor Brian Campbell and Town Clerk Dorothy Worthington were reelected to their positions as well.

In Granville there were no contested races. Town Supervisor Matt Hicks will serve in his capacity for another two years, and Tom Cosey and Ken Quick will remain as town councilmen.

In Hampton, Town Councilman Herbert Sady easily defeated incumbent Francis Baker in a repeat of the Republican primary. Sady nearly doubled Baker’s vote total, garnering 91 votes, which represents nearly half of the ballots cast. Baker finished with 49 votes (27 percent) and Joseph Williams received 44 votes (24 percent). Baker has served three consecutive terms and six terms overall since first being elected as highway superintendent in 1998.

Sady, who opted to run for highway superintendent instead of seek another term on the town council, will be replaced by his brother Don Sady. Andrea Sweeney will replace Councilman Dave Perry, who chose not to run again. Both Don Sady and Sweeney ran unopposed.

As far as the big, county-wide race, Republican Tony Jordan ousted incumbent Kevin Kortright as district attorney by a wide margin. About twice as many residents voted for Jordan as for Kortright, with unofficial results coming in at 7,707 and 3,615, respectively.

Representatives for the State Supreme Court 4th Judicial District will remain incumbent Thomas Nolan and Stan Pritzker, at 75,628 and 67,302, respectively, who beat out Democrat Mark Powers, who had 46,755 votes.

Tuesday’s ballot also included six propositions. Voters approved casino gambling and approved a pair of land swaps in the Adirondacks. They also approved a proposition related to veterans civil service points and a proposition that allows local governments to borrow beyond their legal debt limits to accommodate sewer infrastructure repairs. A proposition to allow state judges to serve until they were 80 years old was defeated.

 

 

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