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Newcomers boxed out in village elections

Village trustee and former Skaneateles mayor Marty Hubbard, will again take the top job in village governance on April 1. He defeated first time candidate Patti Callahan in the mayoral race March 15.

Village resident Jim Lanning also made a first time run for a trustee seat and suffered defeat. Incumbent Marc Angilillo was the top trustee vote getter, with town zoning board of appeals board member Mary Sennett winning the second available trustee seat.

Hubbard's win opens up his seat on the village board. This means he will be asked to appoint someone to fill that seat.

At the polls

Voters are getting accustomed to the new voting machines. During this vote, election official Anne Emperor said she only had to clear three paper jams out of 578 ballots cast.

Election official Betty Liegel said the electoral roll provided by Onondaga county for the village of Skaneateles totaled 1941, but also that this list included college students not currently living at home and deceased residents still listed.

Absentee ballots are not included in the following totals reported in by deputy village clerk Audrey Clark.

By the numbers

Total voters at the Village Firehouse 578

Mayoral race:

Martin Hubbard 420

Patti Callahan 148

(10 unaccounted)

Trustee race:

Mary Sennett 398

Martin Hubbard 366

James Lanning 281

Total votes = 1045

Note: if each of the 578 voters cast two votes for trustees it would total 1156. The difference in the two totals is 111.

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