Several incumbents defeated in Warren Co. primary contests

— In the Primary election held Tuesday Sept. 13, Republican incumbents were defeated by challengers in several northern Warren County towns.

The top local executive position of Town Supervisor was contested for the Republican ballot position in the towns of Lake George, Bolton, Horicon, Johnsburg, and Lake Luzerne.

In Lake George, Incumbent Frank McCoy was defeated in this initial vote for the Republican line by Engineer and surveyor Dennis Dickinson, a former Democrat turned Republican, by a tally of 278 to 221. There are 63 absentee ballots yet to be counted, but absentees generally follow the proportion of the machine vote. The two will face off again in November as they have independent party lines on the ballot.

In Horicon, long-time town supervisor Ralph Bentley was defeated for the G.O.P. ballot position by Challenger Robert Olson, by a vote of 192 to 163. A number of absentee ballots also are outstanding in Horicon, so the results are tentative. Bentley and Olson will also vie again in November for the Supervisor post .

In Warrensburg, incumbent Town Board candidates Austin Markey and Dean Ackley were defeated for the G.O.P. nomination by challengers Joyce Reed and Linda Marcella Baker. The vote was as follows: Joyce Reed, 240; Linda Baker Marcella, 228; Austin Markey, 199; and Dean Ackley, 204. All will be back in November, as Markey and Ackley have independent slots on the ballot.

In Lake George, incumbent Town Board candidates Scott Wood and Caryl Clark held onto their G.O.P. endorsements, fending off a challenge by former village board member Marisa Muratori. The vote tally was 310 for Scott Wood, 304 for Caryl Clark, and 238 for Marisa Muratori. All three will again be competing in November.

In Bolton, supervisor Ron Conover held onto his Republican ballot position, defeating challenger Alexander Gabirels, a former supervisor, by a vote of 198 to 77.

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