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2017-11-09 / Front Page

Hanley claims victory over Monolopolus

by JENNIFER WATERS
Editor

The votes are in, and by unofficial tally from the Erie County Board of Elections, Democratic incumbent William Hanley has claimed a sweeping victory in the race for a seat on the West Seneca Town Board.

Hanley, who additionally ran on the Conservative and Working Families lines, received 7,800 votes, or 68 percent of the overall count, to 3,632 votes, or 32 percent, for challenger Dave Monolopolus, who ran on the Reform line.

A total of 11,432 votes were cast, a 36 percent turnout as estimated by the Erie County Board of Elections.

Hanley will retake his seat on the board for his second four-year term.

County Legislature

In the race for the 10th District of the Erie County Legislature, incumbent Joseph Lorigo won another two-year term.

A Republican, Lorigo garnered 13,703 votes, or 55 percent, against Democratic challenger Michelle Schoeneman, who received 11,129 votes, for 45 percent. Lorigo also ran on the Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Schoeneman ran on the Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.

This will be Lorigo’s fourth term in the Legislature, where he currently serves as majority leader.

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.

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