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O’Rourke wins Cattaraugus County coroner’s post

LITTLE VALLEY – In the only contested county race in Tuesday’s election, Kevin M. O’Rourke, a Republican, won the coroner’s post, defeating David G. Siafakas, with 72 percent of the vote.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb and District Attorney Lori Rieman ran unopposed.

In the City of Olean mayoral race, William Aiello defeated the incumbent, Linda Witte, garnering 55 percent of the vote.

Council seats for four of seven wards also were up for grabs. In Ward 1, Ann McLaughlin ran unopposed.

In Ward 4, Stephen Barnard will occupy the seat previously held by Matthew Kwoner, who was no longer a resident of the ward and ineligible to run.

In Ward 6, incumbent Nate Smith defeated former Alderman Gary Casey P. Jones, with 60 percent of the vote.

In Ward 7, newcomer Adam Jester defeated incumbent Thomas Morgan with 59 percent of the votes.

City of Salamanca: City Judge William Gabler ran unopposed.

Town of Carrollton: Bruce Hudson defeated incumbent Supervisor David Frederick, taking 77 percent of the vote.

Coldspring: Kenneth Dechow and Robert Woodmancy won board races, defeating Danton Godfrey and David Boyer.

Dayton: Edward Lulas and Thomas Chupa earned two board slots. They defeated Eugene Vanderbosch.

Farmersville: Dianne Roblee and Thomas Isaman took board seats, defeating Robert Dahill Jr.

Freedom: Daren Whitacre won the supervisor’s race over Barbara George, receiving 57 percent of the vote. Ann Marie Dixon and Jolene Esposito-Craft won board seats, defeating Barbara Baker. John Hill won a two-year vacancy on the board over Charles Vince, with 65 percent of the vote.

James Haggerty defeated Mark Bliss for highway superintendent, with 61 percent of the vote,

Great Valley: Ann Rockwell and Ted LaCroix won board seats over Daniel Smith.

Leon: Jacqueline A. Ellis and Calvin M. Milliman won board seats.

Lyndon: Robert Oshei defeated Dale Carlson for supervisor, with 63 percent of the vote. Frank Puglisi beat Nancy Carlson for town clerk, with 62 percent of the vote. Wayne Holden was elected justice, beating Michael Cremen, with 63 percent of the vote. Scott Hillman and Donal Geitl won board seats over Thomas Schaeper.

Mansfield: Brad Hurley defeated Jeffrey Williams for highway superintendent with 51 percent of the vote. Gregory L. Meyer Sr. and Larry A. Johnson won board seats over James A. Hammond and Donald F. Mosher.

Napoli: Melissa Kish was elected supervisor over Lena M. Ruper, 66 percent to 34 percent. Charles F. Milks and Larry L. Dechow beat Kenneth S. Baginski for two board seats.

New Albion: Shannon Goode was elected justice over Brenda Smith with 73 percent of the vote.

Otto: Trisha A. Priest won the clerk post, defeating Betty A. Huber with 57 percent of the vote.

Perrysburg: Richard M. Gabel and Connie Johnson won board seats, defeating Lynn W. Varney.

South Valley: Colleen K. Kraatz beat Mark E. Burch in the supervisor’s race.

Yorkshire: Constance Walker and Mark Hopkins won board seats, defeating Kenneth Fisher.

Voters also decided the following propositions:

Farmersville – Making the term of supervisor four years: yes, 54 percent; no, 46 percent.

Humphrey: Appointing highway superintendent: yes, 20 percent; no, 80 percent.

Perrysburg: Extending terms of office: yes, 100 percent.

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