Petitions have been filed with the Yates County Board of Elections for positions on party lines of the November ballot.There will be Republican primaries in three towns, and the public will see new faces in some positions.
Notably, Timothy Dennis and Elden Morrison are not seeking re-election to the Yates County legislature seats — Dennis in District 2 and Morrison in District 1. Italy Supervisor Margaret Dunn has not filed party petitions for that post.
Republican Primaries will be held in Barrington for two town council seats, Benton for the highway superintendent position, and Jerusalem for the supervisor post and for two town council seats.
The Primary Election will be held June 25.
Here is a rundown of those who have filed petitions:
Yates County positions:
Sheriff (4 years): Ronald G. Spike (Rep.)
Clerk (4 years): Lois E. Hall (Rep.)
Coroner (4 years): Kathy McGrath (Dem.)
Legislative District 1 – Italy, Jerusalem, Middlesex (2 years, four seats): Edward A. Bronson (Rep., Cons.);Timothy Cutler (Rep., Cons.), Douglas Paddock (Rep., Cons.), K Dixon Zorovich (Dem.); Patrick Killen (Rep.). Bronson, Cutler, and Paddock are incumbents.
Legislative District 2 – Benton, Potter, Torrey (2 years, three seats) Terry L. Button (Rep.); Peggy Focarino (Dem.); Richard L. Willson (Rep. Cons.); Richard J. Harper (Rep.). Button and Willson are incumbents.
Legislative District 3 – Milo (2 years, four seats) P. Earle Gleason (Rep.), Leslie Church (Rep.), Daniel Banach (Rep.); Carlie Chilson (Rep.); Valerie Brechko (Dem); Teresa Hoban (Dem.). Gleason, Church, Banach and Chilson are incumbents.
Legislative District 4 – Barrington, Starkey (2 years, three seats) William R. Holgate (Rep.); Bonnie L. Percy (Rep.); James P. Multer (Rep.). All three are incumbents.