Most incumbents win GOP primaries

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Snook wins Carlton primary for highway superintendent

Several incumbents faced Republican primary battles today and nearly all of the veteran elected officials staved off the challengers.

In Carlton, however, Paul Snook won the GOP line from incumbent David Krull for highway superintendent. Snook received 215 votes to Krull’s 155. Krull was elected four years ago.

The other Carlton incumbents managed close victories, including Town Clerk Pam Rush against Lea Olles, 215-155. Two Carlton Town Board members, Jim Shoemaker and Joyce Harris, kept the Republican line for the general election, holding off Bilal Huzair. Shoemaker led with 212 votes, followed by 190 for Harris and 145 for Huzair. Huzair has the Conservative and Democratic lines so there will be a rematch on Nov. 5.

In Clarendon, incumbent Town Councilman Paul Nicosia led three candidates for two board seats with 185 votes. Marc Major, who forced the primary, secured the GOP line with 111 votes, edging out GOP-endorsed Donna DeFilipps, who had 96.

In Ridgeway, incumbent Highway Superintendent Mark Goheen was able to keep the Republican line after holding off Raymond Wendling. Goheen received 225 votes to 196 for Wendling.