Howard Aison defeated Kelli McCoski to secure the Democratic Party nomination in the November general election for Montgomery County district attorney

Howard Aison defeated Kelli McCoski to secure the Democratic Party nomination in the November general election for Montgomery County district attorney.

Aison won the race, 469-372, according to unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

Aison is a former Montgomery County district attorney, Montgomery County judge and Amsterdam City Court judge. He is seeking to replace District Attorney James (Jed) Conboy, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Aison, a graduate of Syracuse University and Brooklyn Law School, has lived in Amsterdam all his life.

“The primary election was very important to me. I wouldn’t be in the general election otherwise. I’ve been in the criminal law field for 36 years and I’ve always loved the work. I’m not ready to retire and I think I could make a very large contribution to the people of Montgomery County,” Aison said.

McCoski serves as an assistant district attorney in Montgomery County.

She will be running on the Conservative, Independence, Reform and Republican Party lines in November.

Johnstown judge race

Johnstown City Court Judge Brett Preston won the Republican, Conservative and Independence primaries for the judge seat Tuesday.

Preston defeated local attorney Allen Day in all three party races, earning the nominations from those parties in the November general election.

Preston won the Republican primary 665-261, the Conservative primary 7-2, and the Independence primary 35-7, according to unofficial results from the Fulton County Board of Elections.

Preston will be the only candidate for the judgeship in the November election.

Montgomery County Legislature seats

Eugene Richards won the Montgomery County District 5 legislator Conservative Party Line nomination. He defeated incumbent Terry Bieniek 11-2. Richards will face Republican Daniel Wilson on the general election ballot. Bieniek will also run on Democratic party line.

Michael Pepe took the District 7 legislator Republican nomination. He took the nomination over incumbent Barbara Wheeler 94-45. However, she is running on her Independent Party Line Barbara Wheeler. Pepe is also running on the Conservative and Independence party lines. Jeffery Stark is running on the Democratic Party Line.

Robert Purtell won the Conservative Party nomination in the Montgomery County District 9 legislator race. He beat Thomas Flanagan 10-7. Flanagan is also running on the Independence and Republican Party lines Nov. 8. Purtell will also run as a Democrat.

Four people were on the primary ballot for the Montgomery County Conservative Committee. Voters could select two candidates for the city of Amsterdam Ward 3 District 1. Joseph C. China Jr. and Vincenzo Nicosia were both elected to the committee. Neither Susan China nor Elaine M. Nicosia received votes.

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