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Former sheriff wins Lisbon Town Council seat


LISBON — The votes are counted, and Gary J. Jarvis has been elected to serve on the Town Council starting in January.

Mr. Jarvis, a former St. Lawrence County sherriff, will finish the last year of C. Roger Shoen’s four-year term. Mr. Shoen resigned in April.

The seat will be up for grabs again next year.

Mr. Jarvis received 136 votes. Fellow candidates Marc McDonell and Patrick J. Green received 87 and 48 votes respectively.

All three men were write-in candidates.

Mr. Jarvis served on the council for four years in the late 1980s.

Town Supervisor James W. Armstrong said he would like to swear the new councilman in at the next meeting.

“He might just as well be part of the conversation,” Mr. Armstrong said.

Mr. Jarvis, who observed November’s Town Council meeting, said “It sounded to me like it was run pretty well.”

Mr. Jarvis said he hopes to continue to ensure the council operates smoothly.

He also said he wants to use his time on the council to cut the cost of government in Lisbon and bolster the success of the Lisbon Beach and Campground.

Mr. Jarvis said his victory was the result of his efforts to ensure people got out and voted for him.

“I went out and knocked on doors and talked to a lot of people,” said Mr. Jarvis.

Voters wrote in the names of 14 people for the position, with 290 write-ins tallied.

The final vote, along with the names of the other write-in candidates, can be found on the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections website at

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