Few Races On Election Day

As the 2021 General Election comes around next week, few local races are seeing contests.


Some towns have no local races, but voters can still show up to decide a couple of judicial races. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2.


The Town of Richfield has three contested races.


Connie Jastremski and Keith McCarty are running for the Otsego County Ninth District representative spot.


For Town Supervisor, voters will decide between Dan Sullivan and Nick Palevsky.


Tim Proctor and Randy Seamon are both running for the Highway Superintendent post.


Maggie Young for Town Clerk, Larry Frigault and Rex Seamon for Town Board are running unopposed.


To read responses to questions put to Richfield’s candidates in a contested election, see Page 3.


Herkimer County Legislators William Keeler and Ray Donley are running unopposed.


In Winfield Steven Mezik for Town justice and Susan Korosec and Michael Peo for Town Board are unopposed.


In Columbia Town Supervisor George Weiss, Council members Bruce Learned and James Cotton, Town clerk Patricia Woytowich, Highway Superintendent Robert Mark Buddle and Tax collector Keith VanNort are all unopposed.


In Litchfield Town Supervisor James Entwistle, Town Justice Matthew Entwistle, Council members Mark O’Sullivan and Terry McKane, Town clerk Nicole Edwards, Highway Superintendent Clifford Coffin and Tax collector Linda Coffin are all unopposed.


In Bridgewater Town Supervisor Dale DeKing, Town clerk Laura Eaton, Highway Superintendent James Southworth, Town Justice William Massey and Town Council members Richard Foster and Christopher Haar are all unopposed.


Oneida County Legislator Mary Austin Pratt is running unopposed.


In Plainfield Town Supervisor Todd Lewis, Town Clerk Sheri Feldman, Council members Keith Chapman and Lauren Lockwood, Highway Superintendent Rod Jennison and Tax collector Debra Wheelock are all running unopposed.


In Brookfield Town Supervisor Loren Corbin, Town clerk Sherry Perretta and Council members Jeff Mayne and Dewitt Head are all unopposed.


Former Congressman Anthony Brindisi is running as the Democratic candidate for the State Supreme Court Fifth District. The Republican candidate is Danielle Fogel.


Karen Stanislaus is the Democratic candidate for Oneida County Family Court Judge. Jason Flemma is the Republican candidate.


In Madison, Otsego County voters have uncontested races for Supreme Court Justice Sixth District; Molly Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Aheme and Patrick O’Sullivan are running for the three positions up for grabs.


Michael Keville is unopposed for Madison County Clerk, and Todd Hood is unopposed as sheriff.


Five proposals are also on all ballots across the state. No. 3 eliminates the requirement to register to vote at least 10 days before an election and would allow people to do it closer to Election Day.


Proposition 4 allows a broader use of the absentee ballot other than unable to get to the polls on Election Day.


No. 2 establishes the right of every person to clean air and water and a healthful environment.


No. 1 deals with redistricting state legislature boundaries and No. 5 expands the reach of the New York City Civil Court.



The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.