Essex County Board of Supervisors
The two candidates that ran for the Elizabethtown supervisor position in 2011 will rematch in November.
Current Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley and her predecessor, Noel Merrihew, each filed party-designating petitions for the Nov. 5 General Election with the Essex County Board of Elections, two of more than 130 filed before the July 11 close of business deadline.
“This is going to be an exciting year,” Republican Commissioner Allison McGahay said.
In the 2011 election, Bartley, who is registered as a Democrat, defeated Merrihew, registered as a Republican, 254-238, in a hotly contested race.
Elizabethtown will also see a race for town council with Democratic incumbent Evelyn Hatch having filed along with Republicans William Wright, Jr. and Richard Olcott.
William Garrison and Michael Doyle both filed Republican petitions for town justice, while Debra Brooks filed a Republican petition for town clerk/tax collector and Michael Drew submitted a Republican petition for highway superintendent.
The most active political battlefield will be in Willsboro, where races for supervisor, town council, town justice, and town clerk will all be contested.
For Supervisor, incumbent Democrat Ed Hatch will seek re-election against current Republican town councilman Shaun Gilliland.
In the race for town clerk, Bridget Brown and Richard Sayward will face off in a Sept. 10 Republican Primary for the position vacated by the retirement of Beverly Moran.
For town justice, Democrats Reginald Bedell and Paula Lincoln submitted petitions along with Republicans Gregg Dickerson and Clarence Russell, Jr.
Four Republicans are seeking two town council seats and will be involved in a Sept. 10 primary, including incumbents Charles Lustig, Jr. and Nancy Huestis and challengers Lane Sayward and Lorilee Sheehan. Democrat John “Jack” Thompson also filed a petition.
Bryon Moran filed a Republican petition for the position of superintendent of highways.
Minerva will also be the home to a supervisor race, where incumbent Sue Montgomery-Corey will face a Sept. 10 primary election against current town councilman Stephen McNally. In the race for town council, Peter McNally filed a Democratic petition for one of two seats along with Republican incumbent Keith Dubay and Republican Douglas McCall.
Incumbent town clerk Diane Mason filed a Democratic petition to run for re-election, while Darlene Duffy filed a Democratic petition for assessor, incumbent Bruce McGinn a Republican petition for highway superintendent and Republican incumbent Effie McNally filed for tax collector.
In Westport, Democratic Supervisor Dan Connell will face a challenge from Republican James Carroll.
Also, Republican Tim Sherman will seek re-election to the town council along with Democrat Russell Paquette. Democrats Steven Viens and Gerald Goulet will join Paquette in a Sept. 10 primary, with the top two earning party favor in the Nov. 5 general election.
Current Westport Councilman Michael “Ike” Tyler has also filed a Republican petition seeking the post of town justice.
Ticonderoga Supervisor Debra Malaney filed a Republican petition for re-election and will face a Sept. 10 primary challenge from fellow Republican William Grinnell.
Three candidates filed petitions to sit on the Ti town council, including Democrat Fred Hunsdon and Republicans James Kolysko and Dorcey Crammond.
In North Hudson, former Supervisor Robert Dobie, who lost to current supervisor Ronald Moore in 2011, will again enter the political arena, this time running for one of two positions on the town council. Dobie, a Democrat, is joined by Republican incumbent Marshall Gero and Republican candidate John King.
Moore is one of two supervisors not up for election this year along with Chesterfield’s Gerald Morrow. Each serve four-year terms.
The least active township on party petition day was Chesterfield, where only Clayton Barber filed a Republican petition seeking one of two contested town council seats.
For county elections, Republican Kristy Sprague filed the lone party petition for re-election as the District Attorney, while Francis Whitelaw filed a Republican petition for county coroner.
Other party petitions filed in town elections included:
Crown Point: Supervisor Charles Harrington (R-incumbent); town council Sherlene Simpson-Barrows (R) and Walter Worth (R); highway superintendent Eugene Ingleston (R-incumbent)
Essex: Town council Bryan Garvey (R-incumbent) and Claire LaPine (R-incumbent); assessor Diane Lansing (R-incumbent), highway superintendent Bradley French (R)
Jay: Supervisor Randy Douglas (D-incumbent), town clerk Beatrice Pelkey (R-incumbent), town justice Rosamond Lincoln-Day (G), town council Archie Depo (D-incumbent), Amy Shalton (R-incumbent) and Frederick Balzac (G); highway superintendent Christopher Garrow (D-incumbent) and William Lincoln, Sr. (R); tax collector Valerie Coolidge (R)
Keene: Supervisor William Ferebee (R-incumbent), town clerk Ellen Estes (R-incumbent); town justice Constance Hickey (R-incumbent), town council Robert Biesemeyer (D-incumbent) and Paul Martin (R-incumbent); highway superintendent Gary Manley (R) and Ryan Hall (R); tax collector Donna Reed-Austin (R-incumbent)
Lewis: Supervisor David Blades (R-incumbent); town clerk James Pierce (R-incumbent); town justice Timothy Pierce (R-incumbent); town council Robert Sweatt (R-incumbent) and James Monty (R-incumbent); highway superintendent Eldred Hutchins (R-incumbent); tax collector Kathleen Robertson (R) and Brenda Sullivan (R)
Moriah: Supervisor Tom Scozzafava (R-incumbent); town council Lucille Carpenter (R) and Timothy Garrison (R-incumbent); assessor Paul Mazzotte (R-incumbent)
Newcomb: Supervisor George Canon (R-incumbent); town clerk Mary Pound (R-incumbent); town council Donald Bott (R-incumbent), Mary Bush (D-incumbent) and Paul Hai (D); assessor John Thorton (D-incumbent); highway superintendent Mark Yandon (D-incumbent) and John Helms (D); tax collector Karen Darrah (R-incumbent)
Schroon: Supervisor Michael Marnell (R-incumbent); town justice Cheryl Indelicato (R), William Tribou, III (R), Tracy Hanchett (R) and Paul Mieras (R); town council Roger Friedman (R-incumbent) and Margaret Wood (R-incumbent); assessor Thomas Erikson (R-incumbent)
Wilmington: Town clerk/tax collector Gerald Bruce (R-incumbent) and Linda Lawrence (R); town council Dawn Stevens (R-incumbent); assessor David Wainwright (R-incumbent)