Trenchard gains Wheeler super seat in close race

Staff reports

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  

justice

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.

• Fremont

councilman

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.