Several incumbents defeated in Warren Co. primary contests

— In the town of Chester, the Town Clerk post was contested. Deputy Town Clerk Patricia “Pat” Smith received 129 votes to 50 for Barbara LaFlure and 15 for Cynthia Hill.

For Horicon Town Board, challenger Matthew J. Simpson was the top vote-getter with 262, followed by councilman Kenneth J. Higgins with 241, and councilman Joseph B. Dooris with 140.

In the town of Lake Luzerne, incumbent Town Supervisor Gene Merlino beat former supervisor Larry Bennett by a vote to 270 to 126.

For Lake Luzerne Town Board, the vote was as follows for two open seats: Virginia Russell, 181; Anthony M. Cirillo, 148; William Below, 144; Jeffrey Prescott, 93; Jack Fazio, 89; and Sherry J. Saheim, 83.

In the town of Johnsburg, two new candidates were seeking the Supervisor’s post, following the announced retirement of long-time town CEO Sterling Goodspeed. In this vote for the G.O.P. endorsement, Charles D. Martin received 84 votes to Timothy “Tim” Record’s 42.

For two Johnsburg town board seats, the votes were as follows: challenger Peter Olesheski, 83; incumbent Frank E. Morehouse Jr., 78; incumbent Eugene Arsenault, 74; and Roger W. Mosher, 23.

For Warrensburg Town Highway Superintendent, incumbent Gerald "Eddie" Pennock beat challenger Danny Ackley, an employee of the highway department, by a vote of 319 to 123.

In the town of Hague, incumbent Town Highway Superintendent Donald R. Smith received 51 votes, defeating Matthew L. Coffin, who had 27.

In the town of Stony Creek, for two town board seats, Nathan J. Thomas received 79 votes, Doreen C. Ryan, received 70, and John K. Fieldstadt, 42.

For Lake George Democratic Party Committee, members of the Lake George Citizens group defeated two incumbent committee members. Barbara Neubauer received 40 votes, and Joanne Gavin received 36, defeating George Green and Janie Green, who had 12 apiece.

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