Marnell wins Schroon GOP nod

Crown Point incumbent defeated

— Michael Marnell will be the Republican nominee for supervisor in the town of Schroon this November.

Marnell claimed the nod in GOP primary voting Sept. 13. Marnell garnered 127 votes to edge Meg Woods, who had 121. Dennis Christian had 44 votes.

Cathy Moses, Schroon’s incumbent supervisor, is not seeking re-election. No Democrat has filed to run in the November election, although Wood and Christian will be on the ballot as independents.

Marnell served as Schroon’s highway superintendent 20 years before retiring. He also served 10 years on the town board and spent six years on the Schroon Lake school board.

Wood is district director for Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward and a member of the Schroon town board. Christian is a local businessman.

Clara Phibbs and Don Sage, both incumbents, won Republican nominations for two Schroon town board seats. Phibbs received 194 votes and Sage 169. Bruce Caza got 101 votes.

All will be on the ballot in November — Phibbs and Sage as Republicans and Caza as an independent.

Dana Shaughnessy, the incumbent, captured the GOP nomination for highway superintendent in Schroon with 197 votes. Dale Pecor had 97 votes.

Both will be on the ballot in November’s general election, Shaughnessy as a Republican and Pecor as an independent.

Crown Point

The decision to eliminate the board of assessors in favor of a sole, appointed assessor may have cost a Crown Point trustee party support.

Yvonne DuShane, a three-term incumbent, was defeated in the Crown Point Republican primary Sept. 13.

Charles Mazurowski, an incumbent, received 213 votes and Tara Peters 211 to win GOP nominations for two seats on the town board. DuShane got 114 votes and Sherlene Simpson Barrows 108.

DuShane and Simpson Barrows will appear on the November general election ballot as independents.

DuShane joined with trustee Bob Patnode and Supervisor Bethany Kosmider in voting to eliminate Crown Point’s board of assessors in July. The move sparked furor in the community with supporters of the assessors promising to remove the “gang of three” from office.

Patnode is not up for election this year. Kosmider, a Democrat, will face Republican Charles Harrington in the November general election.

Mazurowski, who served 12 years as town supervisor and 19 on the town board, opposed the change in assessing.

Peters works at Mountain Lake Services in Crown Point as an auditor and served in the past as manager and staff educator and trainer.

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