Results announced for Montgomery County

The Leader-Herald Staff Reports

FONDA — Montgomery County residents had a number of choices to make during Tuesday’s election.

The following are the unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections.


Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort was unopposed in his bid for another term. Ossenfort ran on the Republican and Conservative lines for office.

Joseph M. Riley III and Susan L. Quackenbush were both unopposed in their bids for the two County Coroner positions.

City of Amsterdam

In the race for Ward 1 Alderman, Edward W. Russo won over challenger Pamela A. Swart. Russo, running as a Republican, Conservative and Independent, got 403 votes and Swart, running as a Republican got 313 votes.

In a tight race, Republican Paul Ochal won over Democratic candidate James Glorioso Jr. by a vote of 222 to 208 in the race for Ward 2 Alderman.

Chad Majewski was unopposed for Ward 3 Alderman.

Independent Rodney Wojnar for 4th Ward candidate Rodney Wojnar won the race for 4th Ward Alderman over challenger Diane Hatzenbuhler, who was running as a Republican. Wojnar got 213 votes to Hatzenbuhler’s 87.

James Martuscello was unopposed for Fifth Ward Alderman.

In the town of Palatine, two candidates are running for supervisor, incumbent Sara Niccoli, unopposed in the Democratic Party primary and Bill MacLauchlin in the Republican Party primary.

Town of Amsterdam

Unopposed in their races were: Republican and Conservative Town Supervisor Tom DiMezza; Democratic Town Clerk Linda Bartone-Hughes; Democrat Deborah Tessiero and Republican and Conservative Dave Thibodeau for Town Council; Democratic candidates Herbert D. Menge and Robert Arthurs for Town Justice; Republican and Conservative Tax Collector Kim S. Smith; Democratic Highway Superintendent Bart A. Tessiero and Republican Town Assessor Alyce Banewicz.

Town of Canajoharie

All candidates were unopposed in their races.

Running as Republicans were: Pete Vroman for Town Supervisor, Laurie Vroman for Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Timothy R. Jones for Highway Superintendent, and William Armistead and Rodney Young for Town Council.

Town of Charleston

All candidates were unopposed in their races.

Running as Republicans were: Robert S. Sullivan for Town Supervisor; Diane C. Ferguson for Town Clerk/Tax Collector. Robert Rhinehardt ran for Highway Superintendent on the Republican, Conservative and Unity lines.

Charles R. McMullen and Ellen E. McHale took their Council seats on the Democratic lines.

Town of Florida

Steven E. Anderson won the Highway Superintendent race over challengers Keith A. Rackowski and William G. Weller. Anderson, running as a Democrat and independent got 394 votes to Rackowski’s 227 and Weller’s 277 votes.

Republican and Brown Party’s Stephen M. Brown and Republican Louis P. Carleo were selected as Town Justices over Democratic challenger Thomas W. Foster.

Republican Lisa A. Jablonski was selected as Town Assessor over Liberty for Florida challenger Matthew Gogis.

For Town Council Republicans Harold Alikonis and Guy Robatailler were unopposed.

Town Supervisor Eric M. Mead and Town Clerk/Tax Collector Emily Staley both ran unopposed as Republicans.

Town of Glen

Republicans Kirk M. Field and Thomas J. Murray Jr. were selected for Town Council over Community Strong candidate Stephen R. Helmin.

Democratic and Justice for All candidate Dawn M. Thomas was selected as Town Justice over People’s Party challenger Bernadette J. Hart.

Running unopposed were: Democratic Supervisor John Thomas, Republican Town Clerk Roxanne Douglass; Democratic Highway Superintendent Dennis J. Mihuka.

Town of Minden

Running unopposed were: Republican and Conservative Town Supervisor Cheryl A. Reese, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Janet I. Trumbull, Highway Superintendent Scott Crewell and Councilmembers Stephen R. Heiser and Tom Yager.

Town of Mohawk

Running unopposed were: Republican and Conservative Town Supervisor Edward M. Bishop, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kim M. Sullivan and Highway Superintendent William D. Holvig.

Unopposed for Town Council were Republican Matthew Paton and Democrat Janet Tyler.

Town of Palatine

Republican Bill MacLauchlin won over Democrat Sara K. Niccoli for Town Supervisor. MacLauchlin got 368 votes to Niccoli’s 211.

For Town Council Republicans Shawn Cotton and Betty Jean Sanders won seats over Responsible Government challenger Niel A.Yerdon

Running unopposed were: Republican Town Clerk Linda E. Logan, Republican Highway Superintendent Arthur A. Logan, Republican Town Justice candidate Ronald J. Dygert.

Town of Root

Running unopposed as Republicans were: Town Supervisor Gary A. Kamp and Town Clerk/Tax Collector Laurel Sherrie Eriksen.

Donald W. Oeser was unopposed for Highway Superintendent where he ran as a Democrat, Republican and Conservative.

Dominic Cuomo and LuEmma K. Quackenbush were unopposed for Town Council. Cuomo ran as a Republican and Quackenbush as a Democrat.

Town of St. Johnsville

Democrat Darin R. Battisti won over Republican challenger Maynard Baker for Highway Superintendent.

Running unopposed were: Town Supervisor Dominick Stagliano as a Democrat and Conservative; Lynn M. Stever for Town Clerk as a Democrat; Bruce R. Dye for Town Justice as a Republican and Republican Ronald R. Millington for Town Council.

By Patricia Older

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