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2017-09-14 / Front Page

Hanley wins Democratic primary


Hanley Hanley As the unofficial votes were tallied Tuesday night, incumbent William Hanley held a solid lead over challenger Dave Monolopolus in the Democratic primary race for West Seneca Town Council. The seat carries a four-year term.

The final results showed Hanley with 1,014 votes, while Monolopolus garnered 777 votes — 53 to 47 percent, respectively.

Hanley’s name will appear on the Democratic and Independence lines in November’s election.

The councilman recently retired from a long career in management at National Fuel Gas Co. and said he plans to continue devoting his newly discovered free time to working for the taxpayers.

Also in the primary, Michael Kearns received 89 percent of the Conservative votes for Erie County clerk, a vacant position.

Kearns defeated Conservative Daniel Stelley, with a vote of 1,293 to 137, and also took the Independence line over Krystyna Karstedt, who garnered 303 votes to Kearns’ 896.

On the Reform line, Kearns received 813 votes, with 58 write-in votes tallied.

Kearns is currently serving as New York State assemblyman for the 143rd District.

Voters in West Seneca also saw unopposed races for Erie County sheriff and Erie County comptroller on the Reform line. Running for these seats are incumbents Timothy Howard and Stefan Mychajliw, respectively. Their names will appear on November’s ballot.

Write-ins in those races accounted for 13 percent for sheriff and 8 percent for comptroller.

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