Some results were surprising, others were expected, but all of them are unofficial.
Tuesday’s primary races saw good turnout numbers, but given how many high-profile races were shaping up in the region — it wasn’t a surprise to many.
In Ontario County James Ritts successfully defeated Kitty Karle for the Republican line in November’s election. While Karle was leading the Reform Party primary, it’s unclear if that positioning will be enough to give her a strong run on Election Day. The winner in November will become the new District Attorney, succeeding longtime D.A. Michael Tantillo.
In Seneca County, the race for District Attorney made headlines throughout the last two weeks as mailers, ads, and even a lawsuit — became the subject matter of the debate about who should hold the title of lead prosecutor.
Challenger Joe Sapio, a Republican, seeking the Republican line without official party support fell short in his bid to upset the incumbent Barry Porsch. While Sapio will still likely be on the ballot in November, he will have a much greater challenge winning that election.
The upset of the evening came in the Republican Primary for Junius Town Supervisor. Incumbent Greg Wadhams was defeated by Ernest Brownell, who earned the Republican line in Tuesday’s primary.
FingerLakes1.com will have more from the winners on Wednesday, including a look at what races will be shaping up on Election Day in a special early-bird preview.
Cayuga County Legislator 4th District: Christopher Petrus
Independence: Petrus – 8 | Write-in – 0
Cayuga County legislator 9th District (Niles, Sempronius, Moravia & Summerhill): Kathleen Gorr v. Charley Ripley v. Patrick Swarm
Independence: Gorr – 6 | Ripley, Swarm, Brown – 1
Fleming Town Supervisor: Gary Searing, Donald Oltz
Democratic: Searing – 90
Conservative: Oltz – 19
Fleming Town Council: Gerald Dudek v. Russell Bell
Conservative: Dudek – 13 | Bell – 17
Springport Town Council: Michael Selover v. John Goeke v. Andrew Rindlfleisch
Republican: Selover – 61 | Rindfleisch – 57 | Goeke – 39
Summerhill Town Council: Duane Reynolds v. Robert Neff v. Mary Osgood
Reynolds – 61 | Neff – 35 | Osgood – 45
Summerhill Highway Superintendent: John W. Kirk v. Donn Brown v. David Dunham
Republican: Kirk: 32 | Brown – 21 | Dunham – 20
Victory Highway Superintendent: James Rose v. Patrick Coleman
Republican: Rose – 25 | Coleman – 95
District Attorney: James B. Ritts v. Kristina Karle
Republican: Ritts – 2,162 | Karle – 1,750
Reform: Karle – 88 | Ritts – 71
Canandaigua Town Council: Tina Bloom v. Gary Davis
Republican: Davis – 440 | Bloom – 356
Farmington Town Justice: John Gligora v. Paul Fuller
Republican: Gligora – 379 | Fuller – 101
Gorham Town Justice: John Peck v. Walter Olsen
Republican: Peck – 125 | Olsen – 40
Gorham Highway Superintendent: Zachary Eddinger v. Clair L. Kerrick Jr.
Republican: Eddinger – 92 | Kerrick – 69
Manchester Town Supervisor: Jeffrey Gallahan v. Matthew Schaertl
Republican: Gallahan – 207 | Schaertl – 169
Phelps Highway Superintendent:Terry Featherly v. Lee Walters
Republican: Featherly – 270 | Walters – 274
Seneca Highway Superintendent: Donald Kinney v. James Lawson
Republican: Kinney – 123 | Lawson – 170
Victor Town Clerk: Karen Bodine v. Laura Herbert
Republican: Bodine – 603 | Herbert – 127
Schuyler County Clerk: Michel Marie Gee v. Theresa A. Philbin
Town of Tyron Council: Troy Eyer v. Joe Sevier v. Christopher Bason
District Attorney: Barry Porsch v. Joe Sapio
Republican: Barry Porsch – 1,164 | Joe Sapio – 776
Conservative: Joe Sapio – 39 | Write-in – 34
Seneca County Treasurer: Ed Barto v. Frank Sinicropi
Republican: Frank Sinicropi – 1,171 | Ed Barto – 680
Conservative: Ed Barto – 36 | Write-in – 25
Fayette Town Council: Linda Zwick v. James Johnson v. Coreen Lowry
Republican: Linda Zwick – 286 | Coreen Lowry – 230 | James Johnson – 170
Fayette Highway Superintendent: Andrew Brown v. Bill Trout Jr.
Republican: Andrew Brown – 208 | Bill Trout Jr. – 226
Junius Town Supervisor: Greg Wadhams v. Ernest Brownell
Republican: Brownell – 67 | Wadhams – 48
Lodi Town Coucnil: Bradford Jennings v. Trevor Sibley v. Dale Stannard
Republican: Sibley – 47 | Stannard – 36 | Jennings – 25
Seneca Falls County Supervisor (at-large seat): Don Earle v. Ralph Lott v. Paul Kronenwetter
Republican: Ralph Lott – 283 | Paul Kronenwetter – 257 | Don Earle – 172
Tyre Town Council: Thomas Thomson v. Jeffrey Bennett v. Reginald Aceto
Republican: Thomas Thomson – 92 | Reginald Aceto – 80 | Jeffrey Bennett – 45
Tyre Highway Superintendent: Nate Shumway v. Eric Bush v. Roger Sachs
Republican: Nate Shumway – 66 | Roger Sachs – 36 | Eric Bush – 24
Seneca County Treasurer: Ed Barto v. Frank Sinicropi
Macedon Town Council: Bruce Babcock v. David Mcewen v. David Nelson
Republican: Babcock – 116 | McEwen – 84 | Nelson – 68
Savannah Highway Superintendent: Mark Fedele v. Randy Brown v. John King
Republican: Fedele – 75 | Brown – 47 | King – 27
Sodus Town Justice: Thomas Putnam v. William Kallusch
Republican: Putnam – 247 | Kallusch – 198
Sodus Town Council: Donald Ross v. David Leroy v. Kelley Allen
Ross – 260 | Leroy – 217 | Allen – 143
Sodus Point Village Council: David McDowell v. Christian Tertinek
Republican: McDowell – 85 | Tertinek – 58
Wolcott Town Council: Zachary Decker v. Lori Furguson v. Christopher Loveless
Republican: Decker – 88 | Furguson – 50 | Loveless – 32
Yates County District Attorney: Todd Casella v. Valerie Gardner
Republican: No results.
Yates County Legislature District No. 1: Edward Bronson v. Douglas Paddock v. Tim Cutler v. Elden Morrison v. Patrick Killen
Republican: Bronson – 238 | Paddock – 236 | Cutler – 222 | Morrison – 149 | Killen – 137
Yates County Legislature District No. 2: Tim DEnnis v. Richard Wilson v. Terry Button v. James Smith
Republican: Dennis – 135 | Wilson – 130 | Button – 102 | Smith – 98
Yates County Legislature District No. 3: Leslie Church v. Carlie Chilson v. Earle Gleason v. Daniel Banach v. Mark Morris
Republican: Church – 157 | Chilson 148 | Gleason – 147 | Banach – 143 | Morris – 126
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.