Lyndonville residents elect Belson as mayor

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Michael Sidari elected mayor of Medina

John Belson

LYNDONVILLE – Less than three months after leaving public office, John Belson was elected to a new role today. The former Yates town supervisor was picked as new mayor of Lyndonville.

Belson lost a close election in November to Jim Simon for town supervisor. Belson served out his term that ended Dec. 31. He ran for mayor and won, 92 votes to 19 for James Tuk, the village’s current deputy mayor.

Tuk has been leading the village since Steve McAvoy resigned as mayor on Oct. 31 due to the demands of his full-time job. Belson will take over on April 1.

Tuk will remain on the Village Board as a trustee.

Three other people ran for two seats on the Village Board. Andrew Cousins will be joining the board after being elected with 67 votes. Incumbent Danny Woodward led the trustee candidates with 70 votes. Incumbent Ellen Tuohey came in third with 56 votes.

In Medina, Mike Sidari was elected to a two-year term as a mayor with 87 votes. Marguerite Sherman was re-elected trustee with 87 votes and Tim Elliott was elected with 71. Sidari will succeed Andrew Meier as mayor. Meier opted not to seek re-election.