SARATOGA COUNTY – There were six municipal-level party primaries Tuesday in communities in Saratoga County.
In the only town in which a town supervisor’s office was at stake, Republican voters in Corinth selected Town Board member C. Eric Butler as their nomination over fellow board member Jeffrey Collura. Incumbent supervisor Richard Lucia, also a Republican, is retiring this year after nearly 30 years in office.
With two seats open on the Corinth Town Board, the winners in a three-way Republican primary were Edward C. Byrnes and Kiley M. Crooks. Joseph F. Mihalek finished a distant third.
Clifton Park had the one cliffhanger. In a contest for the Conservative ballot line, incumbent town justice James F. Hughes received 29 votes, while Jennifer P. Jeram received 28 votes. Regardless of the final outcome, both candidates will continue on to the November election, with Hughes on the Republican line and Jeram as a Democrat.
In Mechanicville, where the Democratic nomination for public safety commissioner was being contested, Frederick H. Hosley Jr. received 74 votes, to 64 votes for Timothy J. Hipwell.
In Saratoga Springs, where the city is represented by two members on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, three people were running for the Working Families nomination. The winners were Bruce Altimar and Gabriel P. O’Brien. Incumbent Democrat Tara A. Gaston lost, but remains on the November ballot on that party’s line.
In Stillwater, in a Republican primary for town clerk, Danielle M. Cowin received 201 votes to 169 for Jennifer M. Weaver.
In the Republican primary for two Town Board seats in Providence, Adrian F. VanHall received 79 votes and William K. Hartman received 73 votes, defeating Audrey G. LaHoff and Paul C. Munchbach. LaHoff and Hartman were incumbents.