Area village results announced
Residents who live in select villages in New York state once again hit the polls Tuesday.
Polls were open from noon to 9 p.m. at most polling sites as mayors and trustees were decided upon. All results are unofficial and have yet to be certified with a Board of Elections.
In the village of Brocton, Republican Bryan C. Woleben won the election for a trustee seat. He received 86 votes while Sheila Lawrence, who ran on the Democratic ticket received 45 votes.
There were four candidates vying for two trustee seats. Republican Betty Milspaw won one trustee seat with 40 votes. Democrat Michael Seivert won the other seat by one vote with 33 votes. Republican George Hodges received 32 votes.
Democratic Matthew West received 19 votes. Officials with the Board of Elections said the results included all absentee ballots.
Republican Bruce Fish, who was running unopposed, won the mayoral seat with 45 votes. There were also three write in votes for the mayor’s seat.
All races in Forestville were uncontested. Kevin Johnson, who was endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties, received 80 mayoral votes. There were also three write in votes for the mayoral seat. For trustee, Brian Schneider, who was endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties, received 82 votes and Gary Belote, who ran on the Republican line, received 74 votes. There were three trustee write-in votes as well.
There were three candidates running for two trustee seats. Democratic Tim Jacobson won one trustee seat with 115 votes. Richard Syper, who was endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties, won the other seat with 111 votes. Republican James Mayer received 92 votes. There were also two write-in votes.
Martin Bova, who was endorsed by both the Republican and Democratic parties, ran for mayor uncontested. He received 154 votes. There were also five write-in votes for mayor.
There were no contested races in Sinclairville. Tami Berg, who ran on the Back to Basics line, received 16 votes and Brian Bullard, who ran on the Foresters line, received 15 votes for the two two-year trustee seats. John Embury, who ran on the Restoration line, received 16 votes for the one-year trustee seat.
There were three trustee candidates running for two open seats. Michael Catalano, who ran on the Democratic line, and David Brooker, who ran on the Republican line, won. Catalano received 239 votes and Brooker received 218 votes. Rick Raynor, who ran on the Republican line, received 211 votes. There was one write-in vote for trustee.
There were also village elections held Tuesday in Sherman, Panama and Bemus Point. Celoron, Falconer, Fredonia, Lakewood and Silver Creek have moved their elections to coincide with the November general elections. Cassadaga did not have any offices up for election in 2014. The Chautauqua County Board of Elections oversaw all elections except for Sinclairville, which oversaw its own elections.
There were two candidates running uncontested for two trustee seats. Peter A. Sisti, who ran on the Freedom line, received 64 votes and Barbara A. Nephew, who ran on the New Gowanda line, received 52 votes, according to unofficial results. There were also five write-in votes received.
In the village of South Dayton, there were four candidates running for two open trustee seats. Winning was Jeffrey Stoltenberg, who ran on the Republican line, receiving 38 votes and incumbent Kristin L. Griffin, who ran on the Democratic line, receiving 37 votes. Robert W. Killock, who ran on the Republican line, received 23 votes and Christopher R. Howard, who ran on the Democratic line, received 17 votes. There were also three write-in votes received.
Village elections were also held in the villages of Allegany, Franklinville, Delevan and Cattaraugus. All village races, except for Delevan, are run by the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections.
There were no contested races in Farnham. Incumbent Jere Hoisington of the Taxpayers line and Vincent Rovnak of the Traditional Values line are projected to win with 49 votes and 47 votes, respectively.
Four candidates ran for two four-year trustee seats available in the village of North Collins. Kathleen Meyers of the For the Community line and Corinne Leone of the Village Residents Representative line are projected to win with 114 votes and 110 votes, respectively. Incumbent Paul Carozzi of the Village Voice line and Mark Pagels of the Community Commitments line received 37 votes and 36 votes, respectively.
There were no races in the village of Angola this year. Other races in Erie County included the villages of Alden, Blasdell, East Aurora, Hamburg, Orchard Park and Springville. The Erie County Board of Elections does not run village elections; that responsibility falls to each individual village.
Contributing to this report were staff members Greg Fox, Samantha McDonnell and Jasmine Willis.