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Final primary tallies released

The final tallies for primary elections are completed, and successful candidates are prepping for the big show in November.

In Newcomb, long-time highway supervisor Mark Yandon was defeated for the Democratic line by John Helms, 43-60. Yandon will still be on the ballot on the Independent line.

Helms said he has great respect for Yandon, and thinks he's in for a tight race.

“It'll come right down to the last vote; every vote's going to matter,” he said.

Helms, a lifelong Newcombite, worked for the highway department for 10 years, then left to work in the private sector with a trucking business and landscaping company.

Now, he'd like to get back to working on the roads. He said he's been campaigning door-to-door, and will keep it up so he can hear residents' concerns.

Hamilton County's District Attorney race bid farewell to William Intemann Jr., who was out-voted nearly three-to-one by supporters of Marsha Purdue, and isn’t running on another line.

Long Lake attorney Paul H. Roalsvig will be on the ballot as an independent candidate under the Equal Justice Party line. Roalsvig is the husband of Alex Roalsvig, tourism director of the town of Long Lake.

Purdue’s campaign signs bill her as Marsha King Purdue. King’s a big name in Indian Lake, and she wants to make sure people know she's a lifelong local.

“Indian Lake is home, I grew up here,” she said.

She's been knocking on doors and putting in face time at local events to get her message out and make sure people know she's on the ballot.

Priorities if elected will be working closely with law enforcement. That's paramount to achieving good outcomes in prosecution, said Purdue.

As an attorney in Queensbury, Purdue said she's seen 12 and 14 year olds addicted to drugs. In her door-to-door campaign, people have told her they're worried about drugs in the county and the threat posed to the youth.

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