Douglas DeMarch Jr. proved to be a favorite in Tuesday's Primary Election for Cicero town justice.
According to an unofficial tally on onvote.ongov.net, DeMarch , running on both the Independence and Conservative party lines, had a total of 43 and 76 votes, respectively. His competitor, Robert Bertrand, earned 27 votes on the Independence line and 31 as a Conservative.
DeMarch and Bertrand, both attorneys, were vying for current Town Justice Carl Putzer's seat. Putzer, who has served as one of the town's judges for 16 years, is not seeking a fifth term.
"I am extremely encouraged and happy with the outcome of the primary," DeMarch said. "I will continue to campaign hard right up through the general election."
According to Cicero Conservative Chair Tom Beaulieu, door-to-door campaigning is what made the difference for DeMarch .
"People like to hear, touch, feel their candidates and they were quick to say they were glad he came to their doors," Beaulieu said. "We are looking forward to November with the ground work that has been completed and thank everyone who volunteered and voted to make both victories a reality."
With a victory in the Primary Election, DeMarch will move on and have his name on the ballot for the Conservative and Independence party lines in the Nov. 2 General Election. He also plans to run as the town's Republican candidate.
"I expect Robert Bertrand to continue on the democratic line. I am proud to represent the Republican, Conservative and State Independence party lines," DeMarch said.