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Minerva supervisor wins primary

Minerva Town Hall

Minerva Town Hall Photo by John Grybos.

— Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey won the Democratic nod during the Tuesday, Sept. 10 primary in a re-election bid.

Corey earned 56 votes while challenger Stephen McNally tallied 35. There was one write-in vote. Town Councilman McNally is the deputy supervisor for the town of Minerva. Both candidates had filed Independent nominating petitions for the general election.

In the town of Newcomb, voters chose John Helms to represent them on the Democratic ticket this fall for the highway superintendent’s position. His 56 votes bested incumbent Highway Superintendent Mark Yandon’s 34 votes. There was one write-in vote. Both candidates had filed Independent nominating petitions for the general election.

About 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 10, Supervisor Corey posted the following on Facebook: “Many thanks to everyone who came out today to vote (regardless of who you voted for). Thanks too to all those who supported me. It is greatly appreciated.”

The votes are unofficial at this time, as absentee ballots have to be counted.

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