In a town in which registered Republicans outnumbered Democrats by more than 1,000, running on both the Democrat and Skaneateles Party lines proved to be an effective strategy for the leading candidates. Though most voters picked either the Democrat or Republican option, the Skaneateles Party option on the ballot garnered a bigger boost than the Republicans candidates’ Independence Party option did.
For example, in the race for town councilor, McGlynn received 987 Republican votes, while Brace only received 945 Democrat votes. However, Brace received 325 Skaneateles Party votes to McGlynn’s 154 Independence votes, which gave her a total lead of 129.
Sennett winning will also means she will resign her position on village board of trustees. She was elected in March of this year to a four-year term, which will eventually be filled by an appointment to be made by Mayor Marty Hubbard.
The results of the uncontested town races were as follows:
--Janet Aaron for town clerk: 1,984 votes
--Lori Milne for tax collector: 2,080 votes
--Allan Wellington for highway superintendent: 2,009 votes
Aaron and Milne will continue in their long-time roles with the town, while Wellington, a current highway department employee, will take over for Jim Card who will retire at the end of the year.
Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.