Waddington’s town supervisor failed to gain Republican support to run for another term, but incumbents for the top town board seat in Gouverneur, Fowler and Clare will run again on the GOP ballot, following primary voting Tuesday.
In Fowler, two GOP challengers for town council tied for one of two seats.
Primary results for towns that had primary races. All results are unofficial and do not include absentee ballots, election officials have noted.
In the Republican primary race for Clare town supervisor, incumbent Francis W. Shapstene, with 23 votes, won against R. Todd Demers, who received 11 votes.
In the highway superintendent race, incumbent Paul B. Colton lost to fellow Republican Richard L. Hance, 16-12. Michael Johnson received 6 votes.
In Colton, incumbent Kevin Hawley easily fought off challenger Justin Johnson, 112-46, for the Republican superintendent of highways candidacy.
With one vote, Brion J. Stowe won the Conservative Party endorsement for the highway superintendent race. Challenger Harold Bush received no votes.
In Edwards, Republicans Stephen J. Taylor, with 17 votes, and Dianne L. Hurley, with 16 votes, won a three-way primary for two town council seats. Rita F. Thornton received 12 votes.
In Fowler, incumbent assessor Timothy Greer, with 72 votes, beat off a challenge from Sherry L. Geer, who received 32 votes, for the Republican endorsement.
In the four-way race for two town council seats, Ricky W. Newvine, with 67 votes, won. Incumbent Randy L. Durham lost, with 34 votes. Challengers Lynn E. Bishop and Dustin A. Fayette each received 48 votes. Election officials must still count absentee ballots and stress tonight’s results are unofficial.
In Gouverneur, incumbent town supervisor Robert R. Ritchie, with 109 votes, survived a challenge from William Chambers, who received 48, for the Republican endorsement.
In the race for town councilor, incumbents Eldon B. Conklin, with 119 ballots cast, and Harold E. Lacey, with 120, won the Republican primary. Newcomer Michael Chambers received 49 votes.
In Morristown, Russell B. Lawrence III, who is not seeking reelection after serving many years as St. Lawrence County coroner, has failed to unseat incumbent Frank L. Putman in the Republican primary for town supervisor. Putman received 183 votes and Lawrence got 87.
In the Republican primary race for town justice, incumbent G. Thomas Bertrand Jr., with 102 votes, has lost to challenger Lisa J. Whitmarsh, who received 178. However by a 6-5 vote, Bertram won the Conservative primary for the post. He also won the Conservative party endorsement by a 5-3 vote.
In the Republican primary for town council, incumbent Howard Warren, with 215 votes, and Shawn R. Macaulay, with 165, won the three-way race for town council. Michael L. Bogart came in third with 108 votes.
In Russell, incumbent town councilor Sandy Burnham, with 25 votes, lost the four-way Republican primary race for two town board seats to Christopher Kelly, with 33 votes, and Edward Whiteford with 28. Michael G. White received 23 votes.
In Waddington, challenger Sandy Wright, with 151 votes, won the primary for the town supervisor’s race, unseating incumbent Mark Scott, who received 97 votes, for the Republican primary.