Incumbents survive challenges in town of Jay

AuSABLE FORKS – The incumbents in the town of Jay were all smiles tonight after polling results rolled in and they found they had defeated their challengers.

Only the tax collector race, which didn’t have an incumbent, is still up in the air, with only 13 votes between the two candidates and 41 absentee ballots still out.

Town council members Archie Depo and Amy Shalton beat challenger Fred Balzac, garnering 593 and 526 votes respectively to Balzac’s 277.

Highway Superintendent Chris Garrow got 473 votes to beat challenger William Lincoln Sr., who drew 319.

There was also a race for town justice, but it was rendered irrelevant when the town board eliminated the position earlier this year and voters supported that decision in a special election in October. The position was still on the ballot, though. Rodney Dockum got 197 votes, incumbent Robert Minogue got 146, and 137 people voted for Rosamond Lincoln-Day.

Town Supervisor Randy Douglas ran uncontested and drew 663 votes, as did town Clerk Beatrice Pelkey, who got 601.

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