Gloversville race for mayor could still go to either candidate
GLOVERSVILLE — It was a tight race for the city’s Republican mayoral primary on Tuesday with the unofficial results showing only 57 votes separating the two candidates. Adding to the small number of votes separating the two are the absentee votes that will still need to be counted.
There were 133 applications given out, and as of today, 74 had been returned. The remaining 59 had to be postmarked by Tuesday and received no later than Sept. 20.
Candidate William A. Rowback Jr. received 488 votes, 53.10 percent of the votes to incumbent Dayton J. King’s 431 votes, 46.90 percent.
Both will be on the November ballot since both have also filed other petitions — Rowback under the Moving Forward party and King on the Conservative line.
The unofficial results for other Fulton County Primary races are:
Town of Broadalbin
Margaret M. Boltash got 7 votes for 70 percent against Joseph McDonald’s 3 votes for 30 percent in the Conservative Primary for town assessor.
McDonald is also filed as a Republican for the November general election.
Town of Caroga
For the Republican primary for two town council positions, incumbent John L. Glenn got 101 votes, for 36.20 percent of the vote, and James M. Long got 96 votes for 34.41 percent. Francesco Malagisi Jr. got 82 votes for 29.39.
Both Glenn and Long will be on the Republican line in November for open council seats according to the unofficial results.
Town of Mayfield
In the Republican primary for town clerk, Nancy Parker got 137 votes, or 66.83 percent, to Cindy Y. Ostrander’s 68 votes, 33.17 percent.
There is no other lines for either candidate and no one else has filed to run in November.
Town of Northampton
Robin Wilson got 225 votes, 67.16 percent of the vote, for tax collector against Linda Kemper’s 110 votes, 32.84.
Kemper will be on the November ballot under the Wise Choice Party. Wilson and Kemper will be facing Independence Party candidate Beth Wanke in November.
Also in Northampton, Ken Cramer got 234 votes, 68.22 percent to Douglas W. Ellsworth’s 109 votes, 31.78 percent, for highway superintendent.
Despite that outcome, both have filed to run on independent lines in November. Cramer will be on the New Direction line and Ellsworth on the Northampton line in November.
Town of Oppenheim
In the first of two Republican primaries, Dennis Yost got 77 votes for 37.02 percent of the vote for town council; Kathleen E. Montana got 69 votes for 33.17 percent of the vote and Floyd Peets Jr. got 62 votes for 29.81 percent.
In the Republican primary for superintendent of highways, primary incumbent Scott DeNinno got 71 votes for 65.71 percent to Richard Crum to 37 votes for 34.26 percent.
Both DeNinno and Crum filed as independent Public Safety and John Deere candidates, respectively, so despite Tuesday’s outcome, both will still be on the November ballot.
They will face Democrat Dean “Bub” Stowell in the general election.
In Montgomery County, for alderman for Ward 2, James Glorioso, Jr., on the Democrat ballot received 22 votes; Valerie Beekman received 12; and a write-in candidate received 1.
For the town of Florida highway superintendent, Steven E. Anderson, on the Democratic ballot, received 63 votes while William G. Weller received 36.
For the town of Root highway superintendent, an unknown write-in candidate on the Republican ticket received 89 votes; Peter W. Rebokis received 8 votes; and Donald A. Abbatiello, 6.
In the town of Palatine council member race, on the Republican line, Shawn Cotton, 85; and Betty Jean Sanders, 78; Niel A. Yerdon, 64 votes; and a write-in candidate, 1.
The city of Amsterdam Ward 2, District 4: Republican committee member, Paul Ochal received 4 votes; Peter P. Bylina, Jr., 4; and Mary B. Lippie, 3.
Town of Palatine District 1, Republican committee member, Linda E. Logan received 36; Janey B. Dygert, 35; Paul Daw, 24; and Sandra McCullough, 16.