November ballots set for Yates County legislature seats

The 126 absentee ballots that were counted Sept. 20 for the Yates County Republican Primary races resulted in official results that aren’t much different than the unofficial results announced Sept. 12.

Incumbents James Smith of District 2 and Mark Morris of District 3 did not pick up enough new votes to secure spots on the Republican line of the November ballot. Morris will still appear on the Conservative line, but Smith had only filed Republican petitions, so his name will not appear on the ballot.

Here are the final results:

In District 1, where four seats represent Italy, Jerusalem and Middlesex, incumbent Edward Bronson received the most votes at 263, followed by incumbent Douglas Paddock at 261, newcomer Timothy Cutler at 240, and incumbent Elden Morrison at 162, compared to Patrick Killen’s 145 votes.

Bronson, Paddock, Cutler, and Morrison will be challenged by Democrats Barbara Crumb and K. Dixon Zorovich. Crumb and Zorovich have also filed petitions to be listed without party affiliation on the independent line.

In District 2, incumbent Timothy Dennis with 160 votes; former legislator Richard Willson, with 153 votes; and incumbent Terry Button with 122 votes, locked in the three ballot spots.

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