Incumbent gets nod in GOP primary for 115th Assembly run, but not in St. Lawrence County; Pierrepont Macomb races decided
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 6:38 am

The incumbent in the 115th Assembly District GOP primary has beaten two opponents, but not in the St. Lawrence County portion of the district.

Voter turnout was low as Republicans in the county chose party members who will represent them in the November election.

Fewer than 400 votes were cast in total in unofficial results from four primary contests in the county.

In the 115th Assembly District race, incumbent Janet Duprey of Peru reportedly beat off challenges from Plattsburgh teacher Karen Bisso and David Kimmel, Cadyville businessman, in the district which stretches from the St. Lawrence County towns of Brasher, Hopkinton, Lawrence, and Piercefield through Clinton and Franklin counties.

But it was challenger Bisso, with 61 votes, who polled higher than the others in those St. Lawrence County townships; Duprey got 43 votes, and Kimmel 11.

In the Town of Macomb, running for the GOP line for town justice were John F. Ceresoli and Joan K. Mason. Ceresoli narrowly took the spot with 32 votes to 30 for Mason.

In the Town of Piercefield, Timothy Fuller won the right to represent the GOP to fill the unexpired superintendent of highways unexpired term, with 32 votes, to Patrick Hutchins’ seven votes.

Two unexpired council terms will be filled in the Town of Pierrepont in November. The two Republican candidates will be Roger Murray, 50 votes, and Dahl McCormick, 50 votes, to 41 votes for Chad VanBrocklin.