Massena, Gouverneur incumbents retain village board seats; O'Horo, Coburn, Ashley, McDonnell win in Canton
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Incumbent village trustees won reelection in Massena, Gouverneur and Canton on Tuesday.

In Massena, incumbent Democrats Francis Carvel Carvel received 2,235 votes and fellow Democratic incumbent Albert “Herb” Deshaies got 2,127. Republican challenger Dewitt Forbes received 1,154. A total of 260 write-in votes were cast, but the names were not released Tuesday night. David Romigh conducted a last-minute write-in campaign

In Gouverneur, Republican incumbents Charles W. Newvine, with 677 votes, and Nelson Lawrence, with 636, have retained their Gouverneur village board seats. Independent Lawrence E. Woodrow received 165 and Republican Shelly Simons-Washburn, running unopposed, was elected to an unexpired term on the village board.

In Canton, incumbent Republican Mary Ann Ashley received 830 votes and Democrat Dan McDonnell 805, compared to Republican Michael E. Dalton, with 770.

Also in Canton, Incumbent Republican Town Justice Cathleen E. O’Horo, with 1,594 votes, beat off a challenge by Democrat Greg Storie, with 1,265 votes. For Canton Town Council, Democrat Jesse Coburn, with 1,571 emerged victorious in a race against Republican Daniel Martin, with 1,298.

All results are unofficial and don’t include absentee ballots or write-in votes, elections officials say.

In Madrid, New Beginnings candidate Anya A. Tendler, appears to have won the town justice seat. A total of 172 write-in votes were received, but the names of the write-in votes are not being released tonight. Bill Hull had run a write-in campaign for the seat.

In the Village of Rensselaer Falls, 45 write-in votes were received for two village trustee seats. No candidates were on the ballot. Elections officials don’t plan to county write-in votes tonight, so the names of the write-ins were not released.

For all village and town election results, visit the NorthCountryNow.com Local Races Page.