Weekly Feature



2017-11-09 / Front Page

Petrocy, Fallon re-elected in Elma

¦ Candidates unopposed in all Aurora races
by KATE PELCZYNSKI
Editor

Two familiar faces will remain on the Elma Town Board for another four years.

Voters re-elected Republican incumbents Tracy Petrocy and Thomas Fallon to the board in Tuesday’s election. Fallon captured 42 percent of the votes, a count of 2,761, and Petrocy received 40 percent, with 2,640. Their unsuccessful Democratic challenger, Louise Toth, garnered 18 percent at 1,216.

Supervisor Dennis Powers, who ran unopposed, was re-elected to his fifth term. Also running unopposed was Highway Superintendent Wayne Clark.

In the race for Aurora Town Board, all parties ran unopposed. Supervisor James Bach will remain in his position for the next two years. Board members Jolene Jeffe and Susan Friess will continue to serve as board members, and Martha Librock was re-elected to the town clerk position.

In addition, David Gunner, Aurora highway superintendent, and Jeffery Markello, Aurora town justice, were re-elected to four-year terms.

County Legislature

In the race for the 10th District of the Erie County Legislature, incumbent Joseph Lorigo won another two-year term.

A Republican, Lorigo garnered 13,703 votes, or 55 percent, against Democratic challenger Michelle Schoeneman, who received 11,129 votes, for 45 percent. Lorigo also ran on the Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Schoeneman ran on the Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.

This will be Lorigo’s fourth term in the legislature, where he currently serves as majority leader.

Countywide races

In the countywide races, Sheriff Tim Howard was leading Bernie Tolbert by 51-49 percent of the vote with 99 percent of the districts reporting at press time. Howard had 106,578 votes to Tolbert’s 102,728.

Howard was on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines, while Tolbert was on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.

In the race to fill the vacant Erie County clerk’s office, Mickey Kearns held a 52-48 percent lead. Kearns garnered 105,801 votes to Steve Cichon’s 97,952.

Kearns was on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines, while Cichon was on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw won a decisive victory over challenger Vanessa Glushefski by 55-45 percent. Mychajliw collected 112,547 votes to Glushefski’s 90,910.

Mychajliw was on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Glushefski was on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines.

Statewide Proposition 1, asking for approval of a constitutional convention, was defeated 83-17 percent.

All results are unofficial as of press time.

Further information about the elections can be found at www.elections.erie.gov.

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