Incumbent Essex County Clerk Joeph "Joe" Provoncha, left, is facing a challenge from Brent Vosburg, right.
Incumbent Essex County Clerk Joseph “Joe” Provoncha will face a challenge from a former member of the department in the general election Nov. 8.
Provoncha, running on the Republican ticket, will vie for re-election against Brent Vosburg, running on the Democrat line.
Along with the county race, several towns within Essex County will see challenges to incumbents or a new crop of candidates trying to replace outgoing representatives when voters go to the polls on the second Tuesday in November.
Some towns, however, have uncontested elections, based on petitions filed to the Essex County Board of Elections. The following is a town-by-town recap of those running for office:
With no contested elections in the town, voters will see familiar faces on the ballot with Supervisor Gerald “Gerry” Morrow (D), town clerk Lynn Jarvis (R), councilmen Joseph Kusalonis (D) and Russell Blaise (R), superintendent of highways Philip Pray (R) and tax collector Bruce Bourgeois Jr. (D).
Incumbent Supervisor Noel Merrihew III (R), will face a challenge to his seat in the form of Margaret “Maggie” Bartley (D).
On the town council, a pair of seats are being vacated by Philip Hutchins and Michael McGinn, both of whom are not seeking re-election. A field of four candidates is looking to take the two seats, including Evelyn Hatch (D), James Phillips (D), Michael Doyle (R) and Ben Morris (R).
Michael Drew is running unopposed for the position of highway superintendent, replacing the late Denis Aubin.
Supervisor Sharon Boisen (I) will have a challenge in her bid for a second term as Essex’s top administrator, as she will be running against Frank Walls (R).
Incumbent highway superintendent Jim Morgan Jr. (R) will also face a challenge from David Murcray Jr. (D) for the position.
All other positions in Essex are unopposed, including town justice Stephen Sayward Jr. (R), town clerk and tax collector Catherine DeWolff (R) who would replace current town clerk Audrey Hoskins), town councilmen Harold MacDougal (D) and Mark Wrisley (R), along with assessors Patricia Gardner (R), David Sayre (R) and Grace Drummond (R).
Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Jay town council in the Nov. 8 election, including incumbent board members Thomas McDonald (R) and Gerald Hall (R), along with challenger Frank Balzac (W).
Daniel Deyoe (R) is running unopposed for the position of town justice.
Incumbent Supervisor William “Bill” Ferebee (R), the winner of the Sept. 13 primary contest, will again be challenged by Paul Vincent (I) for his position.
Five people are seeking two seats on the town council, with incumbent Marcy Neville (D) running along with newcomers Henrietta Jordan (D), Michael Buysee (R), Donna Combs (R) and Jerry Smith (R).
Kent Wells is running unopposed for the town justice position.
Incumbent Supervisor David Blades (R) will head a list of unopposed candidates, including town justice James Pulsifer (R) and councilmen Charles Martin Jr. (D) and Stephen Denton Jr. (R).
Incumbent Supervisor Robert “Roby” Politi (R) will be challenged in running for another term by Derek Doty (D).
The highway superintendent position will also be contested, as incumbent Larry Straight (R) will face a challenge from David Jones Jr. (D).
All other races are uncontested, including town clerk/tax collector Laurie Dudley (R), town justices Scott Monroe (R) and James Rogers III (R); councilmen Jay Rand (R) and Bob Miller (R); and assessors Arthur Jubin (R) and James Bishop (R).
Current Deputy Supervisor Samuel Grimone (R) will run one of two positions on the town council, along with Donald Amell (D).
Charles Whitson Jr., is also running unopposed for an un-expired term on the board.
Four are running for the Tupper Lake town council, which has two open seats. The candidates include James Facteau (D), David Tomberlin (D), Patricia Littlefield (R) and Eric Shaheen (R).
Laurie Fuller (R) will run unopposed to remain as town clerk, while Leonard F. Young III (D, R) will run for re-election as town justice and William Dechene (R) will seek re-election as head of the highway department.
Franklin County Republican Legislator Paul Maroun is the lone candidate on the ballot for mayor in the Village of Tupper Lake, currently occupied by Mickey Demarais.
Supervisor Daniel Connell (D) will face a familiar opponent in the general election, as the incumbent will be challenged by Bruce Ware (R) for the position.
Three candidates will vie for two positions on the town board, including incumbent Michael “Ike” Tyler (R), Nancy Page (D) and Daniel McCormick (B).
Sheila Borden will run uncontested for a second term as town clerk, while William LaHendro will run for his position as town justice.
Incumbent Supervisor Edward “Ed” Hatch (D) will face a challenge from Lane Sayward (R) in the Nov. 8 election, while five candidates will compete for enough votes to fill two positions on the town council.
Incumbent Steven Benway (D) will run along with challengers John “Jack” Thompson (D), Susan Swires (R), Shaun Gilliland (R) and Robert Arnold (R).
Town clerk/tax collector Beverly Moran will run uncontested, as will DPW commissioner Peter Jacques.
There are no contested elections in Wilmington where those up for election include incumbent Supervisor Randy Preston (B), town councilmen Stephen Corvelli (R) and Darin Forbes; and assessors Alphonso Smith and Dana Peck.