Election Day Props and Candidates

November 5, 2013 ​

BATH, NY – Steuben County Majority Leader Republican Gary Swackhamer is reminding Steuben County voters that the county charter is on the back of the ballot, underneath six statewide propositions, so remember to flip the ballot over and make your vote. “It’s on the back of the ballots, and there are six state propositions plus ours (the county charter proposition),” Swackhamer told WLEA News on Monday.

The state wide propositions on the back of the ballot include Prop 1 for Casinos. Prop 2 is a civil service credit for veterans with disabilities. Prop 3 is a sewer vote for local governments. Props 4 and 5 are Adirondacks issues. Prop 6 is for state judge’s age limits. One official told our news department that it is not necessary for peoiple to to vote on all the propositions, that they could vote for the propositions that you want, and your votes will still count.

In Hornell, Mayor Shawn Hogan is running again, the longtime Hornell Democrat faces opposition from the Green Party candidate Joe Duffy. Contested Hornell Council races are between 4th Ward aldermen candidates Rich Argentieri and Republican Norm McCumskey, and in the 6th Ward between Alderman Democrat Larry Bacon and Republican Dan McManus. (In Corning, we also see that a Green Party candidate is running against Mayor Rich Negri.)

In Canisteo, Eric Booth is running unopposed in the county legislator race. There is no opposition in the county coroner races, as Robert Cole and Brian May are running for two seats, and both corenorer candidates are unopposed. There two Canisteo council seats up, and incumbent Myrtle Jamison and Gerald Stewart are running for Canisteo Town Board seats, but those are uncontested races too.

In Hornellsville, there is a town board seat race between Bob Mauro and Danny Broughton, who are both going for the Bill Geise seat. There’s are two candidates going for the tax collector job in Hornellsville: Angela Dickinson and Sharon Ames. Ames is the incumbent, being the interim tax collector.

In Hartsville, Town Board member David McEvoy is running against Town Supervisor Mike Muhleisen. All other Hartsville races are unopposed.

In the Town of Alfred, three candidates are going for two council seats: Robert Ormsby, Mary Stearns and Sean Hyland are all vying for three seats.

In Fremont, Town Supervisor Tom Flansburg has opposition from town board member Robert Osborn, also in Fremont Town board member Berton Candee and Town board member Donna Olin and Frank Owen are all running for two seats.

Cohocton Town Supervisor Jack Zigenfus faces competition from Republican Chris Velez. Zigenfus was originally a Republican, and now runs as a conservative, as Zigenfus was defeated by Velez in the GOP Primary in September.

In the town of Howard, Sarah Blaisdell and David DeSilva are running for the Town Justice position which is currently occupied by Mary Ann Remchuck, as Remchuck is not seeking re-election.

In Bath, there is a clerk race between sitting clerk Rhonda Tobias and Kyle Lowery.

In West Union, there is a three-way race for highway superintendennt: Douglas VanHoven, Dale Neuenschwander and Shannon Lewis are each seeking the highway superintendent’s job, to replace the outgoing George Witzle.

In the Town of Rathbone, Mary Catherine Cole and Carla Barney are both running against Town Supervisor Dan Farrand.
In Almond, Jasper and Dansville, there are several uncontested races.