Liz Moran received 860 votes, which seems to guarantee her one of the two available seats on the Cazenovia Town Board. The other spot may be occupied by either Jennifer Basic or Bill Zupan, who are separated by three votes. Basic recorded 822 votes while Bill Zupan received 819.
“Contested elections are good for the community," Moran said after hearing the ballot count. "I am pleased to return to the town council and appreciate the confidence the voters have placed in me.”
Moran, who ran on Democratic and Strong Party lines, previously served as town supervisor for four years. Basic, who ran on the Republican Party line, would be serving on town council for the first time.
"I love the excitement in my childrens' faces, they helped me campaign and the best lesson they have gained through this is that every vote truly does count," Basic said.
Zupan, like Moran, ran on Democratic and Strong Party lines and has extensive experience within the town office, having served as a town councilor for the past four years.
"You have to have a sense of humor about these kind of things," Zupan said on election night. "We'll look to see what the absentee numbers are. Until then, it's just a waiting game."
After the absentee ballots are counted and the election numbers are made official, the two candidates will look to begin their terms on the Cazenovia Town Board in January.
Linda Mather, who was running unopposed for another term as Town of Cazenovia Clerk, received a total of 1,085 votes.
More information on candidates, and county-wide results of Tuesday’s elections can be found online, at madisoncounty.org/boe, or by calling the Madison County Board of Elections at 366-2231.