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Hanlon, with big advantage in absentees, wins GOP primary for county clerk

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2020 at 4:15 pm

Nadine Hanlon

ALBION – Nadine Hanlon has won the Republican primary for Orleans County clerk.

She started the day behind Diane Shampine, 1,083 to 1,029. But the Orleans County Board of Elections counted the absentee ballots today. Hanlon had 673 to 514 for Shampine.

The combined votes put Hanlon ahead, 1,702 to 1,597.

Hanlon is the current clerk of the County Legislature. She also just ended a 10-year stint on the Kendall Board of Education, where she was president for seven years.

Shampine is the current acting county clerk. She was the deputy for 14 years to Karen Lake-Maynard, who retired on Jan. 30. Shampine has the Conservative Party endorsement in the November general election.

The Board of Elections will certify the primary results next week.

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