Trenchard gains Wheeler super seat in close race
Local elections saw few contested races Tuesday, with the closest contest in Steuben County decided by 49 votes in the Town of Wheeler.
In the Wheeler race, board-appointed Highway Superintendent Alan M. Trenchard was elected to the final year of an unexpired two-year term. Trenchard received 263 votes, with his opponent, former Highway Superintendent Randy L. Comstock taking in 214 votes.
In other local elections:
• County judge
Republican Peter C. Bradstreet ran unopposed and was reelected to a 10 year term with 26,292 votes.
• Bath town clerk
Republican Rhonda Tobias was elected to a one year unexpired term for Bath town clerk with 2,548 votes. Democrat Kyle Lowery received 1,017 votes.
• Campbell town
Republicans Patricia L. Horton, and Douglas L. Horton, earned 882 and 883 votes respectively, and were both elected.
• Cohocton assessor
Republican Brenda A. Wise, running unopposed, was elected to served a one year unexpired term with 754 votes.
Donna Olin, running as an unopposed Republican, received 315 votes, and was elected to a one year unexpired term as Fremont town board member.
• Pulteney town justice
Unopposed Democrat Mary Hope Benedict was elected as town justice in Pulteney with 306 votes.
• Thurston town board
Sue E. Conklin, a Republican running unopposed, was elected to a one-year unexpired term on the Thurston town board with 406 votes.
• Urbana town board
Unopposed John R. Jensen, Purple Party candidate, was elected to a one-year unexpired term on the Urbana town board with 388 votes.