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2017-11-09 / Front Page

Keem re-elected supervisor

by CHRIS GRAHAM
Editor


Supervisor Patrick Keem and challenger Edward Shanahan cast their ballots at Nativity of Our Lord School. Keem won another four-year term as supervisor after defeating Shanahan in Supervisor Patrick Keem and challenger Edward Shanahan cast their ballots at Nativity of Our Lord School. Keem won another four-year term as supervisor after defeating Shanahan in Supervisor Patrick Keem has won another four-year term in the Town of Orchard Park after handily defeating opponent Edward Shanahan.

According to the Erie County Board of Elections, Keem obtained 5,496 votes to Shanahan’s 1,720. This worked out to Keem winning 76 percent of vote.

Keem was endorsed by the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform parties. Shanahan ran on the Orchard Park Voice line.

Councilman Eugene Majchrzak, Highway Superintendent Fred Piasecki, Town Justice Edward Pace and county Legislator John Mills were all re-elected in uncontested races.

Majchrzak gained 6,065 votes; Piasecki, 6,244; Pace, 7,249; and Mills, 18,136 votes.

Majchrzak, Piasecki and Pace all won four-year terms. Mills’ seat in the County Legislature carries a two-year term.


Tuesday’s general election. 
Photos by Chuck Skipper and Don DalyPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Tuesday’s general election. Photos by Chuck Skipper and Don DalyPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Countywide races

In the race for Erie County sheriff, incumbent Tim Howard was leading Bernie Tolbert by 51-49 percent of the vote, with 99 percent of the districts reporting at press time. Howard had 106,578 votes to Tolbert’s 102,728.

Howard was on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines, while Tolbert was on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.

In the race to fill the vacant Erie County clerk’s office, Mickey Kearns held a 52-48 percent lead. Kearns garnered 105,801 votes to Steve Cichon’s 97,952.

Kearns was on the Republican,

Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines, while Cichon was on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw won a decisive victory over challenger Vanessa Glushefski by 55-45 percent. Mychajliw collected 112,547 votes to Glushefski’s 90,910.

Mychajliw was on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Glushefski was on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines.

Statewide Proposition 1, asking for approval of a constitutional convention, was defeated 83-17 percent.

All results are unofficial as of press time.

Further information about the elections can be found at www.elections.erie.gov.

email: cgraham@beenews.com

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