Primary results define some races

QUEENSBURY The primary election on Tuesday has already unseated couple of incumbents.

Unofficial results showed Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland has lost his bid for re-election, as his challenger, Nathan Bud York defeated him in both the Republican and Independence party lines. York took the Republican line with 3,994 votes as opposed to Clevelands 3,382 for the Republican line and won the Independence line 92-50, leaving Cleveland without a spot on the ballot in November.

In Bolton, Town Clerk Kathy Simmes took the Republican line with 246 votes, while incumbent Alexander Gabriels III received 85 votes, and challengers Ron Conover had 108 and Albert Huck had 30. Huck will run on an independent line while Conover has the Independence line, but Gabriels is out of the race.

In the Bolton Town Justice race, Edward Stewart won the Republican line 391-109 over Richard Sammis.

Horicon Supervisor Ralph Bentley appears to have lost the Republican line to opponent Robert Olson, 242-229, but with 46 absentee ballots remaining to be counted, that tally is not definite. Bentley will appear on the ballot on the Honesty and Independent lines in November. Shirley Hayes garnered 301 votes and Kenneth Higgins had 259 to land on the Republican ballot in November, but Joseph Dooris will remain on the ballot as an independent.

Paul Smith will be on the Republican line in November, defeating Darian Granger 268-223, although Granger will be on as an independent.

The two Johnsburg town board seats will see Frank Morehouse with 144 votes and Eugene Arsenault with 138 votes on the Republican line in November.

Lake George Town Board seats will have Caryl Clark and J. Scott Wood on the Republican ballot with 367 and 359 votes respectively, while George McGowan has the Conservative line.

The hotly contested Stony Creek Highway Superintendent contest will see Neil Bradley on the Republican line with 124 votes, versus Zackery Thomas with 82. Thomas will appear on the Independence line.

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