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Provoncha wins re-election in county clerk race

Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha

Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha

— Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha will keep his position following an easy victory in the polls Nov. 8.

The incumbent clerk received a total of 5,209 votes in the unofficial tally released by the Essex County Board of Elections, compared to the 2,704 ballots cast on behalf of challenger Brent Vosburg, who had previously worked for Provoncha in the clerk’s office.

“I’m humbled with the constituent support for another term,” Provoncha said of the result. “I am looking forward to help and serve the residents of Essex County for another four years.”

Vosburg, who based his campaign on a need for change and the need to restore “honesty” to the position, said that he was disappointed with the turnout for the election.

“I don’t think that a lot of people got out to the polls compared to the number of registered voters in the county,” Vosburg said. “I know there was not a lot happening in some of the towns, but this was a countywide position and election.”

Both candidates said that they felt they had run a clean and fair campaign and had worked to the best of their abilities to get their message out to the voters.

“I believe that I played fair during the election,” Provoncha said.

“I felt that I kept it a clean campaign,” Vosburg said. “I feel that I did it to the best of my ability.”

Essex County residents weighed in on the election for three positions on the 4th District of the New York Supreme Court: Ann Crowell (4,704), John Lahtinen (4,495); Robert Chauvin (4,263), and John Silvestri (3,275).

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