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On Election Day, 31% of Warren County registered voters cast ballots

On Election Day, 31% of Warren County registered voters cast ballots


The results from the last undecided race are now in, which means the 2019 election is finally over.

Election Day was Nov. 5, 20 days ago.

A sliver of voters participated, with just 31% of the registered voters in Warren County casting a ballot.

This year, in our region, all but one of the candidates who was ahead on election night won after absentee ballots were counted.

In some cases, the final result was very, very close, though.

The closest was Salem, where former Town Board member Laura Dunham won by just four votes out of more than 450 cast.

In most of the region, incumbents won. Only eight challengers across the region won.

But some of those were big wins, with four incumbent town supervisors losing.

In Warren County, only three incumbents lost:

  • Thurman, where Supervisor Cynthia Hyde, a Democrat, lost to Republican challenger Susan Shepler
  • Warrensburg, where incumbent Republican Town Board member Lind
  • a Baker Marcella lost to a Democrat, Rich Larkin, putting a Democrat on the board for the first time in recent memory
  • Johnsburg, where incumbent Republican Town Board member Peter Olesheski Jr. joined the race too late to get endorsed and ran on an independent line, but lost to Republican Justin Gonyo

In Washington County, four incumbents lost, mostly supervisors:

  • Greenwich, where Supervisor Sara Idleman, a Democrat, lost to Republican Don Ward
  • Fort Edward, where Supervisor Terry Middleton, a Democrat, lost to Republican Lester Losaw
  • White Creek, where Supervisor Bob Shay, a Republican, lost to Democrat James Griffith
  • Hebron, where Town Board member James Nelson lost to Democrat Jill Nadolski by six votes

In Saratoga County, Republican Moreau Town Board member Alan VanTassel lost to Republican-turned-Democrat John Donohue.

The last undecided race to be determined was the Ticonderoga Town Board race in Essex County.

There, incumbent Democrat Thomas Cunningham broke the pattern of candidates losing if they were behind on election night. He was behind by two votes against challenger Republican Heath Towne, but Cunningham won after absentee ballots were counted.

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Election 2019 chart

The following are live election unofficial results that will change in real time. An * indicates a winner.

Town/City Race Party Name Votes
Warren County
Glens Falls Ward 1 county supervisor D Jack Diamond - I 156*
R, I Nancy Underwood 131
Ward 2 county supervisor R, I Matthew Brown 285
D, C Peter McDevitt - i 382*
Ward 3 county supervisor D Claudia Braymer - i 473*
L Nathan Dunn 94
Ward 4 county supervisor D, WF Stephen Baratta 124
R, I Daniel Bruno 140*
Bolton Town Board (2) D, C, I Carole Newell 179
R Susan Wilson - i 327*
R Robert Macewan - i 331*
Chester Supervisor D, I, L Craig Leggett - i 541*
R, C John Maday 396
Town Board (2) D Bernard McCann 396
R Mike Packer - i 585*
R Chris Aiken 608*
Hague Supervisor R Edna Frasier - i 192*
ind. Joshua Patchett 113
Horicon Town Board (2) R Peter Palmer 282*
R Sylvia Smith - i 277*
I Patrick Farrell 137
Johnsburg Supervisor D, C Andrea Hogan - i 501*
R Daniel B. Hitchcock 159
Town Board (2) R Eugene Arsenault - i 421*
R Justin Gonyo 390*
ind. Peter Olesheski Jr. - i 334
Highway Superintendent R, ind. Frederick Comstock III 449*
ind. Michael Denno 177
Lake George Town Board (2) D Dan Hurley - i 473*
R, I Marisa Muratori - i 534*
R, I Sean Quirk 408
Queensbury Supervisor-at-large (4) D Jean Lapper 2,828
R, I, L Doug Beaty - i 3,004*
R, I Mike Wild - i 3,298*
R, I Brad Magowan - i 3,238*
R, I Rachael Seeber 3,022*
Town Board, Ward 2 D, C, I Harrison Freer 745*
R David Deeb 584
Town Board, Ward 4 D Jennifer Switzer - i 520*
I G. Travis Whitehead 394
Thurman Supervisor D, ind. Cynthia Hyde - i 205
R, ind. Susan Shepler 239*
Town Clerk D, ind. Susan Staples - i 238*
R, ind. Gail Seaman 197
Town Board (2) D Randy Galusha 260*
D, ind. Kathy Templeton 163
R, ind. Janet Wood 222
R, ind. Edward Brown 266*
Warrensburg Town Board (2) D, C Rich Larkin 325*
R Donne-Lynn Winslow - i 364*
R Linda Baker Marcella - i 303
ind. Janet Tallman 86
Washington County
Argyle Town Board (2) D, ind. Dawn Bevilacqua 364
R Stephen Bonhote - i 696*
D, ind. Robin Lyle 354
R Patrick Sullivan - i 657*
Dresden Supervisor D, ind. George Gang 55
R, ind. Paul Ferguson - i 145*
Town Board (2) i Marc Brown 95
R John Barber Jr. - i 116*
R, ind. Allen Wilbur - i 124*
Fort Edward Supervisor D, ind. Terry Middleton - i 433
R Lester Losaw 466*
Superintendent of Highways R, ind. Danielle Cantiello 333
D, ind. Brian Brockway - i 506*
Greenwich Supervisor D, ind. Sara Idleman - i 701
R, ind. Don Ward 731*
Town Board (2) D, ind. Pat Donahue 686
R, ind. Jeff Duxbury 670
D, ind. Audrey Fischer 631
R Julie Sipperly 660
Hebron Town Board (2) R Sanford Craig - i 218*
D, ind. Jill Nadolski 202*
R James Nelson - i 196
Superintendent of Highways D, ind. Floyd Pratt - i 249*
I Scott Taylor 21
R Craig Watrous 93
Kingsbury Town Board (2) R Richard Doyle - i 723*
R Jane Havens 641*
D Jeffrey Zappieri 424
Putnam Town Board (2) R, ind. Charles Bain Sr. 158*
R, ind. Christopher Mallon 149*
i Larry Shiell 98
Salem Supervisor D, ind. Evera Sue Clary - i 471*
R Howard Law 275
Town Board (2) D, ind. Laura Dunham 358*
R Robert Jarvis 354
R Brenda Levey 442*
D, ind. Christine Michael 305
Highway Superintendent R Travis Keys - i 465*
D, ind. Scott Perkins 279
White Creek Supervisor D, ind. James Griffith 352*
R Robert Shay - i 331
Town Board (2) R Gregory Austin 327
D, ind. Tammy Taber - i 378*
R Lance Allen Wang - i 379*
Saratoga County
Moreau Town Board (2) D John 'J.D.' Donohue 1,283*
R, C, I Gina LeClair - i 1,268*
R, C, I Alan VanTassel - i 1,078
Saratoga Town Board (2) R, C Ruth L. Drumm 541*
D Bryan Drew 387
R, C, I Gary Squires - i 561*
D James Sullivan 399
Wilton Supervisor D, WF Nancy Dwyer 1,617
R, C, I John Lant 2,221*
Town Justice (2) R, C, I, L Matthew Coseo - i 2,466*
R, C, I, L David Towne - i 2,532*
D Richard Wolfe 1,391
Town Board (2) D, WF Michele Hill-Davis 1,533
R, C, I Erinn Kolligian 2,520*
R, C, I, L Raymond O'Conor 2,430*
Highway Superintendent D John Helenek 1,750
R, C, I, L Kirklin Woodcock - i 2,052*
County wide
Hamilton County District Attorney D, ind. Paul Roalsvig 804
R, C, I Christopher Shambo 1,041*
County Judge R, C Tatiana Coffinger 1,104*
I James Hyde 34
D, ind. Marsha King Purdue 812
Long Lake Town Board (2) R Richard Dechene - i 229*
ind. Nathan Hosley 204
R Craig Seaman - i 274*
Essex County County Clerk R, C Joseph Provoncha - i 6,486*
ind. Kari Ratliff 2,796
Newcomb Town Board (2) D Paul Hai 112
R, ind. Paul LaCourse 132*
i David Olbert - i 121*
R, ind. Bethebelle Poulin 59
D Robert Stringer 73
Superintendent of Highways I Daniel Allen 19
R Clifford Demars 144*
ind. Norman Fifield 85
Schroon Supervisor ind. Jeffrey Subra 422*
R, ind. Margaret 'Meg' Wood 281
Town Board (2) i John Fear 302
R, ind. Richard Gero 473*
R Lance Gould 174
ind. Ethan Thompson 376*
Ticonderoga Town Board (2) D, ind. Thomas Cunningham 536*
R M. Mark Russell 722*
R Heath Towne 538
Superintendent of Highways R Salvatore Barnao - i 592*
ind. Paul Sharkey 68
Town/City Subject Yes* No
Regional Crandall Public Library budget Glens Falls 1,424 494
Queensbury 3,253 1,692
Moreau 1,192 777
Total 5,869 2,963
Argyle Prop. 1: Allow restaurants in town to serve alcohol 801 335
Prop. 2: Allow stores in town to sell beer and wine containers 793 340
Prop. 3: Allow taverns in town to serve alcohol and sell "to go" 776 355
Prop. 4: Allow retail liquor or wine stores in town 765 365
Putnam Prop. 1: Change term for supervisor from 2 to 4 years 142 63
Prop. 2: Change term for highway superintendent from 2 to 4 years 168 41
Prop. 3: Change term for town clerk from 2 to 4 years 160 49
Horicon Prop. 1: Increase benefit under Volunteer Firefighters Service Award Program 353 35
Prop. 2. Increase maximum years of service credit earned under VFSAP 328 59
Ticonderoga Prop. 1: Change term for supervisor from 2 to 4 years 283 641
11 area counties Fourth Judicial District (4) D Julie Garcia 68,580
679 of 681 precincts - 99% D Michael Violando 53,337
R, C Rebecca Slezak 82,640
R, C, L Dianne Freestone 83,566
R, C James Walsh 86,566
R, C Michael Cuevas 81,193

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