Ron Vanselow is Johnsburg’s next town supervisor. He was at town hall the morning after the election looking to move the supervisor’s office to the front of town hall.
Ron Vanselow isn't waiting until Jan. 1 to get involved as Johnsburg's new town supervisor. The morning after the elections, he was down at town hall scoping out space for his new office.
“It's certainly a humbling experience, and all the times I've been put in office it's been an honor to serve,” he said. “I hope I can meet the voters positive expectations.”
Vanselow ended the election with a sizable lead of 422 votes over Chuck Martin, who tallied 178, according to unofficial results.
In meet the candidate forums prior to election day, Vanselow said he wanted the supervisor's office to move closer to the town hall entrance, so he can be readily available to hear the voices of his constituents.
“It's important that I be front and center when I'm not busy with other things, like county meetings,” he said.
Vanselow said he plans to meet with Highway Superintendent Dan Hitchcock, who was reaffirmed in an uncontested race, later in the day to talk about a town road plan for the future.
Building repairs will be prioritized, said Vanselow, and he's thinking about the best committee assignments for his council members.
In other Johnsburg balloting, Pete Olesheski earned the highest vote count for one of two open board seats with 435. Incumbent Eugene Arsenault earned the second seat with 353. Bob Nessle placed third with 245 and Roger Mosher earned 67.
By Thom Randall
For the county treasurer position, County Real Property Services Director Michael Swan defeated Michael O’Keefe, 7,056 to 4,426. The elder O’Keefe was renowned for transforming the office by providing financial advice to county leaders — a tradition Swan has pledged to carry forward while making it easier for citizens to pay taxes through electronic bank transfers and credit card payments.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Newcomb Supervisor George Canon retained his seat with 237 votes, while Eleanor Yandon earned 48.
In the Newcomb highway superintendent race, Mark Yandon leads by 24 votes in the unofficial tally with 155 over John Helms’ 131 votes.
Preliminary results show the two seats on the Newcomb town council will be taken by Kenneth Helms Jr., at 170 votes and Joseph Novak with 147. Michael Tracy tallied 125 and George Fennessy 101.
The measure to extend the terms of some Newcomb offices from two to four years passed, but notably failed for highway superintendent. The tax collector vote came in at 153 yes to 96 no. The highway superintendent extension was 123 yes to 125 no. The town clerk term was extended by a vote of 151 yes to 98 no.
In the county-wide clerk race, incumbent Joseph Provoncha won with a tally of 5,209. Challenger Brent Vosburg earned 2,704.
LAKE PLEASANT — The Hamilton County district attorney race found Marsha Purdue with a landslide win over her contenders with 1411 votes, while Allen Day tallied 348 and Paul Roalsvig 278.
Vying for two seats on the Indian Lake town council, John Rathbun led with 317, Jack Valentine 261, Robert Curry 238, George Virgil 149.
In Long Lake, Charles Farr secured his position as highway superintendent with 283 votes, with Martin Pierce tallying 80.