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St. Lawrence voters head to polls Tuesday


The only St. Lawrence County legislative race Tuesday will be for District 9 in Canton, but voters in all of the county’s other towns, the city of Ogdensburg and five villages will also go to the polls.

In District 9, incumbent Stephen M. Putman, D-Canton, is challenged by William L. Fobare, a Republican and Conservative, for a one-year unexpired term.

Mr. Putman, the former superintendent at St. Lawrence Central School, Brasher Falls, left his legislative seat to enter the state retirement system. He was reappointed but had to face re-election because of the break in service.

Other contested races are:

n Brasher: Democrat Larry Hewlett, the incumbent, and independent Duane Black are running for highway superintendent.

n Canton: Republican Terry L. Billings, the incumbent, and Democrat Ed McCarthy are running for highway superintendent.

n Clare: Republican Francis W. Sharpstene, the incumbent, and independents R. Todd Demers and James E. Whitmarsh Sr. are running for supervisor. Richard L. Hance, a Republican, Paul B. Colton, the independent incumbent, and independent Michael Johnson are running for highway superintendent.

n Clifton: Democrat Karen Soltau and Republican Sharon A. Snider are running for town clerk. Republican Highway Superintendent Kelly J. Smith II is being challenged by Democrat David B. Baker and independent Paul D. Crane.

n Colton: Republican Highway Superintendent Kevin S. Hawley is opposed by Conservative Brion J. Stowe.

n DeKalb: In the race for two seats on the Town Council, candidates are incumbent Democrat Jody Hamilton, incumbent Republican Michael B. Livingston, Democrat Rae Ann Davis and Conservative Edward E. Newcombe Jr.

n DePeyster: Republican Town Clerk Michelle Sheppard is challenged by Democrat Susan Matheson. Republican Highway Superintendent William J. MacKay faces opposition from Democrat Mark Kelley and independent Robert Chambers. Voters will pick two council members from a choice of Republican incumbents Richard A. Pray and Thomas M. MacKay, and Democrat Kenneth Chambers.

n Edwards: In the race for two seats on the council, candidates are Democrat Mark L. Rice, Republicans Stephen J. Taylor and Dianne L. Hurley and independent Rita F. Thornton.

n Fine: Democratic Highway Superintendent Roger S. Folsom is opposed by independent Daniel E. Kerr Sr.

n Fowler: Republican Assessor Timothy J. Geer faces a challenge from independent Sherry L. Geer.

n Gouverneur: Republican Supervisor Robert R. Ritchie is opposed by Conservative William Chambers. There is a race for two council seats. Candidates are incumbents Eldon B. Conklin and Harold E. Lacey, both Republicans, and Conservative Steven D. Jackson.

n Hammond: Democrat Darlene Amyot, town clerk, faces a challenge from Republican Robyn L. Gilmer.

n Hopkinton: In the race for a two-year unexpired term for highway superintendent, candidates are Republican Francis Frank Barney and Democrat Stephen A. Green.

n Lisbon: Republican Supervisor James W. Armstrong is being challenged by independent Patrick J. Green. Highway Superintendent Timothy G. Dow, a Republican, has a challenge from independent Alan L. Livingstone Jr. For justice, Republican incumbent Philip D. Fonda is running, as is independent RL W. Green.

n Macomb: Republican Supervisor George A. Blatchley is challenged by Democrat Steve Burke, a council member. Three people are running for two council seats. They are Republican James E. Rainville, incumbent Wayne C. Gates, an independent, and incumbent Ryan P. Schermerhorn, also an independent. Democrat Susan Bell and Republican Bret W. Martin are running for a two-year unexpired term council seat.

n Madrid: Democrat Anthony A. Cooper and Republican Bill Hull are running for supervisor. Democratic Highway Superintendent William R. Barkley Jr. is challenged by Republican Steven G. Rookey. Voters will choose two council members from a pool of incumbent Republican Timothy Thisse, Democrat Garry A. Wells and Republican Jesse Barton.

n Morristown: Democratic Supervisor Frank L. Putman is being challenged by Conservative Russell B. Lawrence III. Councilman W. Howard Warren, Republican Shawn R. Macaulay and Conservative Michael L. Bogart are running for two available town board seats.

n Parishville: Supervisor Jerry G. Moore, a Republican, faces opposition from independent James P. Engels.

n Pierrepont: Republican council members Roger Murray and Dahl R. McCormick are running for two seats, along with independent challenger William J. Mein.

n Pitcairn: Nancy J. McIntosh, the Democratic highway superintendent, is opposed by Republican Howard E. Ray. Candidates for two council seats are incumbent Jerry McIntosh, a Democrat, fellow Democrat Paul D. Jackson and Republicans Brian E. Schrodt and Ann Hall.

n Russell: Supervisor Robert Best, a Democrat, is challenged by Republican Lloyd A. Mayville. There is a three-way race for highway superintendent among incumbent Democrat Larry White, Republican Kendrick Butch Grimshaw and independent Gregory Meilleur. Margaret K. Pike, a Democratic justice, is opposed by Republican Terry Friot. Candidates for two Town Council seats are incumbent Sandra Burnham, a Democrat, fellow Democrat Edward Dave Whiteford and Republican Christopher Kelley.

n Waddington: Supervisor Mark Scott, running as an independent, is being challenged by Sandy Wright, who is running on Democratic, Republican and independent lines. Democrat Robert Dalton and Republican David L. Putney are running against each other for highway superintendent. Candidates for two council seats are incumbent Shirley Robinson, a Democrat, fellow Democrat Patricia A. Van Patten and Republican Shaun L. Prentice.

n Ogdensburg: Voters will decide on three City Council members from a pool of incumbents Daniel E. Skamperle, a Democrat, and Michael D. Morley, a Republican, and Republicans Brian R. Mitchell and James R. Amo and independent Penny Sharrow.

n Village of Canton: Mayor David P. Curry, a Republican, is challenged by Mary Ann Ashley, a Republican trustee who is running on the Democratic line. Candidates for two trustee seats are Democrats Carol Pynchon and Brooke James Rouse and Republicans Nick Kocher and Michael E. Dalton, who was appointed to the board this year.

n Village of Gouverneur: Republican trustees Roger A. LaPierre and Shelly Simons Washburn are running for two seats on the board, along with Democrat Birney D. Kellogg.

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