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Hatch cruises in re-election bid in Willsboro

Benway, Gilliland voted to town council

Willsboro Supervisor Edward "Ed" Hatch

Willsboro Supervisor Edward "Ed" Hatch Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Incumbent town supervisor Edward “Ed” Hatch won re-election as Willsboro supervisor in the Nov. 8 General Election.

According to the unofficial results released by the Essex County Board of Elections, Hatch received 486 votes, while challenger Lane Sayward received 183 votes.

“I am very proud and happy to be re-elected,” Hatch said. “It’s indeed an honor.”

Hatch said that there are many issues that are facing the town, including the need to make sure that projects are able to be started and completed under the shadow of the state’s 2-percent tax levy cap.

“There are challenges facing us with the tax cap,” Hatch said. “I realize the challenges that we face with the water and sewer systems and getting all of these things done with the 2-percent cap.”

In the race for town council, incumbent board member Steven Benway was re-elected with 368 votes, while Shaun Gilliland was elected to a first term with 305 votes, with John “Jack” Thompson (271) and Susan Swires (267) not earning enough votes for the two open seats.

In uncontested races, Beverly Moran received 579 votes as town clerk, while Peter Jacques received 531 votes for Department of Public Works Superintendent.

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