Camillus: Incumbents sweep

Voters in the town of Camillus showed their overwhelming approval of the Camillus Town Board last Tuesday, as every incumbent who ran in the election won by at least twenty-percent of the vote.

The Republican Party picked up an additional seat on the board, as Republican David T. Cooke defeated Joseph F. Shanley by 271 votes to replace outgoing Democrat Diane Dwire in the fifth ward. Dwire announced in September that she would not seek re-election after three terms on the board due to other commitments. She was elected by the Onondaga County Democratic Committee to become party chair in September of last year.

The additional seat gives Republicans a five-to-one advantage on the board, with James F. Salanger being the lone Democrat.

Election results for the town of Camillus:

First ward councilor

- Roger P. Pisarek (R) 947 (67%)

Gregory James Rinaldi (D) 477 (33%)

Second ward councilor

- Kathryn A MacRae (R) 577 (60%)

Mark A. Kolinski (D) 380 (40%)

Third ward councilor

- William Edward Davern (R) 782 (63%)

Lisa M. Sacco (D) 450 (37%)

Fourth ward councilor

- James F. Salanger, III (D) 803 (60%)

Keith A Dibello (R) 527 (40%)

Fifth ward councilor

- David T. Cooke (R) 770 (61%)

Joseph F. Shanley (D) 499 (39%)

Sixth ward councilor

- David J. Callahan (R) 983 (72%)

Elizabeth P. Palma (D) 375 (28%)

Camillus Highway Superintendent

- Mark A. Pigula (R) 4,370 (57%)

James F. Kelly (D) 3,274 (43%)

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