Couple of races too close to call after election

QUEENSBURY Election Day has passed, but not every candidate can be sure of victory or defeat. The Warren County Board of Elections posted its unofficial results, and on the county level, Treasurer Francis X. OKeefe fought back a challenge from Queensbury at-large Supervisor Nicholas Caimano, 8,496-4,406. For Supreme Court Justices, Frank Williams had the most votes with 6,861 followed by David Demarest, who garnered 6,750. Peter Tulin lost his bid with 3,723 votes. Nathan Bud York had no opposition after defeating incumbent Larry Cleveland in the primaries in September. Pamela Vogel was also unopposed for county clerk. The Bolton supervisor race was a close one, and until all absentee ballots are counted, the winner is not assured. Kathleen Simmes had the most votes at the poll with 480 followed by Ronald Conover with 429 and Albert Huck getting 21 votes. There were 113 absentee ballots requested and those wont be officially counted until Tuesday, Nov. 13. The Bolton Town Justice is Edward Stewart, defeating Richard Sammis, 551-257. The two town board seats were filled by Deanne Rehm with 735 votes and Robert MacEwan with 506. Edward Corcoran received 323 votes. Chester Supervisor Fred Monroe ran unopposed, as did Chester Town Clerk Bernice Roberts. The two available Chester town board seats were won by Michael Packer with 341 votes and Stephen Durkish with 322 votes. Carol Halliday received 180 votes. Horicon Supervisor Ralph Bentley had defeated his rival in the primary and ran unopposed. The two Horicon town board seats were won by Kenneth Higgins with 372 votes and Shirley Hayes with 355. Joseph Dooris received 173 votes. Paul Smith kept his job as highway superintendent, fending off a challenge from Darian Granger, 346-234. Horicon Tax Collector Eleanor Higgins ran unopposed. With Johnsburg Supervisor Bill Thomas stepping down, voters decided to elect Sterling Goodspeed as their new leader with 390 votes. His opponent, Andrea McKee, received 290 votes. Johnsburg Town Clerk William Rawson and Town Justice James French both ran unopposed. The two town board members will be Frank Morehouse with 386 votes and Eugene Arsenault with 336. Ronald Vanselow received 332 votes and Mark Schmale had 243. Curtis Richards ran unopposed as highway superintendent. Lake George Supervisor Lou Tessier defeated challenger Robert Flacke, 696 - 453. Michael Stafford ran unopposed for Lake George Town Justice and the two town board seats were won by Caryl Clark with 666 votes and J. Scott Wood with 569. George McGowan had 390 votes, Neil McPhillips 301 and Janie Green 267. Stony Creek Supervisor Frank Thomas ran unopposed as did the Town Clerk Susan Harrington. The two town board seats were won by Dale Aldrich with 198 votes and Stanley Ross with 158. Ross was the only registered Conservative to win office this election cycle and the only one to win solely on the Conservative line as well. Thomas Cutler received 117 votes. Neil Bradley won the highway superintendent job with 196 votes over Zackery Thomas with 151. Peter Lagrasse and Carl Thomas ran unopposed as assessors as did Anita Braman for tax collector. Thurman Supervisor John Haskell appears to have held off a challenge by Randall Oppitz, 199-181, but 40 absentee ballots remain to be counted next Tuesday. The two town board seats were won by James Ligon with 226 votes and Leon Galusha with 171. Joan Harris garnered 131 votes, Linda Griswold 52 and Glenda Duell 0. Thurman Highway Superintendent Patrick Wood ran unopposed as did Susan Baker and Thomas Birdsall for assessors. Marie Allison was on the ballot for tax collector, but had withdrawn her name previously because of a conflict of interest. Warrensburg Town Clerk Donna Combs and Town Justice Richard Nissen ran unopposed as did Dean Ackley and Austin Markey for the two town board seats after defeating challengers in the primary. Gerald Pennock Jr. appears to have won the highway superintendent race, with 459 votes over Wendell Beadnell with 412.

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