Madison County preliminary election results announced

Election Day was Nov. 3, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. There were contested races in towns across the country as well as a heated county sheriff and county clerk race. The Madison County Board of Elections released preliminary, unofficial results after the polls closed Tuesday night.


As of Tuesday night, 52 of 55 districts had reported their results.

In the sheriff race, Democratic party candidate Allen Riley had 9,391 votes, beating Republican and Independence party candidate Jim Zophy who had 7,305 votes.

In the county clerk race, Republican and Conservative party candidate Kenneth J. Kunkel, Jr. had 9,631 votes at the end of Tuesday night, while Democratic and Independence party candidate Charles O. McMahon had 6,189.


In the race for town supervisor, Republican and Independence candidate John J. Salka beat Democratic and People's Choice candidate Loren C. Corbin for town supervisor. Salka had 421 votes, while Corbin had 387 votes.

In the town clerk/collector race, Democratic candidate Sherry Kabana beat Republican, Independence and Conservative party candidate Margaret J. O'Brien. Kabana had 622 votes, while Corbin had 266 votes.

In the highway superintendent race, Republican, Independence and Conservative party candidate Daniel J. O'Brien beat People's Choice candidate Roderick B. Johnson. O'Brien had 418 votes, while Johnson had 413 votes.

In the race for town justice, Democratic candidate Don Brown beat Republican candidate Bonnie M. Button and Independence candidate Edward W. Dineen, Jr. Brown had 423 votes, Button had 243 votes and Dineen had 121 votes.

There were two open spots for town council, with four candidates running. Democratic and People's Choice party candidate George Cowen and Republican candidate Dewitt C. Head beat Republican candidate Charles K. Blood and Democratic candidate Marylou Rhodes. Cowen had 493 votes, Blood had 270 votes, Rhodes had 216 votes and Head had 551 votes.

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