Goodspeed captures supervisor's seat

JOHNSBURG In the race to succeed retiring Town Supervisor Bill Thomas, Republican Sterling Goodspeed defeated Democratic, Conservative and Smart Growth parties candidate Andrea McKee 390 votes to 290 votes in unofficial tallies.

Im grateful to the voters for the trust theyve shown in electing me, Goodspeed said. Im especially grateful to my family for their support. Its been a long few months and theyve been right there with me. Im eager to roll up my sleeves and get to work.

The question of who would succeed Thomas was about all that was decided Tuesday as the four-way race to fill two seats on the Johnsburg Town Board was too close to call with about 60 absentee ballots remaining to be counted as of late Wednesday.

Republican Frank Morehouse led the four candidates with 386 votes and appeared to have won a seat on the board. Incumbent Republican Eugene Arsenault tallied 336 votes and Democratic, Conservative and Smart Growth candidate Ron Vanselow was right behind with 332 votes. Absentee ballots will likely determine which of those two candidates wins the second open seat on the board.

Goodspeed is in the second year of his first term on the board and his ascension to the position of town supervisor will create a vacancy on the board that the board will have to fill by appointment.

Whomever the board selects will join the Morehouse, either Arsenault or Vanselow, and incumbent Arnold Stevens who was not up for election.


Town Supervisor race:
Sterling Goodspeed (R) 390
Andrea McKee (D,C,SG) 290

Town Board race:
Frank Morehouse Jr. (R) 386
Eugene Arsenault (R) 336
Ron Vanselow (D,C,SG) 332
Marko Schmale (D,C,SG) 243


Newcomb Town Supervisor:
George H. Canon (R, i): 181
Eleanor P. Yandon (i): 64

Newcomb Town clerk:
Mary A. Pound (R, i): 195
Donna L. Draper (D, i): 59

Newcomb Town Council:
Michael Tracy 167
George Fennessy 145
Colin Sharp 106

Unofficial results with 19 absentee ballots still to be counted as of Wednesday.

Indian Lake

Indian Lake Town Board
(Two open seats)
John E. Rathbun (D): 332
George W. Virgil (R): 239
Ed Brown (D): 209

Unofficial results with 23 absentee ballots still to be counted as of Wednesday.

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