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Holley keeps mayor, elects new trustees

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 June 2014 at 12:00 am

HOLLEY – Village residents voted Tuesday to keep John Kenney as mayor. Kenney topped challenger, former mayor and current trustee Skip Carpenter, in the village election with 174 votes to Carpenter’s 142.

Kenney gets another two-year term, but two incumbent trustees, David Dill and Donald Penna, weren’t re-elected.

Former village clerk Connie Nenni led all five candidates with 165 votes. She was elected along with Kevin Lynch, 126 votes. Penna received 101 votes, followed by Shawn O’Mara with 95, and Dill with 90.

Tuesday’s election was not disrupted by the power outage, Village Clerk Jane Murray said.

“The village does not use electronic voting machines,” she said. “Even with the loss of power last evening at 8:15 p.m., we were still able to light the office with kerosene lanterns and emergency backup generated lighting. Voting continued without a hiccup.”

The results were tabulated by 10:30 p.m. and announced to the crowd standing outside the Village Office.

“The polls never closed last evening due to the weather and the doors remained open throughout the storm,” she said.