CANTON - Incumbent St. Lawrence County Coroner June H. Wood was the top vote getter Tuesday in a three-way Republican primary for two coroner positions that will be decided in a general election in November.
Ms. Wood, Hopkinton, who is in her third term as a coroner, received 1,075 votes, according to an unofficial tally provided by the county Board of Elections. Second-place and a Republican line on the ballot went to Kevin J. Crosby, Morristown, who received 1,022 votes. Mr. Crosby is chief of the Morristown Fire Department, an emergency medical technician and superintendent of public works in the village of Morristown.
Steven M. Cary, Canton, a licensed funeral director, received 748 votes.
Most primaries in the county were Republican but there were also a handful of Conservative and Independence party primaries. Unofficial results were:
n Waddington: Challenger Sandy Wright bested incumbent Supervisor Mark Scott for the Republican nomination 151-97.
n Morristown: Incumbent Supervisor Frank L. Putman held on to the Republican nomination, defeating challenger Russell B. Lawrence III 183-87.
In the race for justice, Lisa J. Whitmarsh defeated G. Thomas Bertrand Jr. 178-102.
In the Conservative primary for justice, Mr. Bertrand came out on top with five votes. Ms. Whitmarsh had 3.
Also in the Independence primary for justice Mr. Bertrand was first with 6 votes. Ms. Whitmarsh had 5.
In the race for two seats on the council, WM. Howard Warren received 215 votes. Second place went to Shawn R. Macaulay with 165 votes. Michael L. Bogart had 108 votes.
n Clare: In the race for supervisor, incumbent Francis W. Sharpstene beat R. Todd Demers 23-11.
n The top vote getter for superintendent of highways was Richard L. Hance, with 16 votes. Second place went to Paul B. Colton with 12 votes and Michael Johnson had 6.
n Colton: In the Republican primary for superintendent of highways, Kevin Hawley beat Justin Johnson, 112-46.
In the Conservative primary for superintendent of highways, Brion J. Stowe received one vote while Harold Bush had none.
n Edwards: A handful of votes separated the Republican candidates for two seats on the Town Council. Stephen J. Taylor had 17 votes, Dianne L. Hurley had 16 and Rita F. Thornton received 12.
n Fowler: In the assessors race, incumbent Timothy J. Geer defeated his estranged wife, Sherry L. Geer, 72-32.
In the race for two council seats, Ricky W. Newvine was first with 67 votes. There was a tie for second place between Lynn E. Bishop and Dustin A. Fayette, both with 48 votes. Randy L. Durham had 34 votes.
n Gouverneur: Incumbent Supervisor Robert R. Ritchie bested challenger Michael Chambers 109-48.
In the race for two seats on the council, incumbents Harold E. Lacey had 120 votes and Eldon B. Conklin had 119 votes. Michael Chambers received 49 votes.
n Russell: There was a close race for two seats on the Town Council.
Top vote getters were Christopher Kelley, with 33 votes, and Edward Whiteford, with 28 votes. Sandy Burnham received 25 votes and Michael G. White had 23.