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Several candidates seek public office in St. Lawrence River/Lake Ontario communities


There are several contested races in the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario communities, but nobody appears to be challenging incumbent mayors and town supervisors.

n ALEXANDRIA: Incumbent town clerk Ellen S. Peck, Republican, will face Shannon M. Peterson, Working Families Party, at the polls Tuesday.

For highway superintendent, Jeremy C. Durand, who appears on both the Democratic and Republican lines, and Andrew A. Davis, Working Families Party, aim to succeed longtime Highway Superintendent David H. Bain.

Three council candidates — Gregory Wills and John Stine, Republicans, and Democrat Thomas Petrie — are competing for two seats on the town board.

For village justice, Sherry L. Pennington is facing acting justice Richard L. Drake, a Democrat and former village trustee.

In the village of Alexandria Bay, fighting for two trustee seats are Democratic incumbents Russell S. Henry Jr. and Steven E. Jarvis and their Republican challenger Todd A. Hunter.

n CLAYTON: Running for the two town council seats are Republican incumbents George E. Kittle and Robert W. Cantwell III and Democratic challenger Mary J. Zovistoski.

Two trustee seats are open on the village board, and three candidates — Republican Paula D. Baril and Democrats Bruce N. Beattie and Anthony P. Randazzo — have thrown their hats into the ring.

n LYME: Vying for two seats on the Town Council are incumbents Ann “Boo” Harris and Donald Bourquin, both Republican, and Democrat Julia E. Gosier.

For town assessor, Republican incumbent Roswell G. Gotham is being challenged by Democrat Edmund H. Demattia Jr.

n ORLEANS: In the town justice race to succeed longtime Justice H. Lee Gill are three candidates: Democrat Christopher Labow, Republican David M. Morse and Patrick M. Conley, who appears on both the Conservative and Independence party lines.

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