Only a few local positions on the ballot for Nov. 8 election

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 September 2016 at 3:37 pm

ALBION – It will be a quiet local election season this year after highly contested races a year ago, highlighted by the three-way race for Orleans County sheriff.

This year, the district attorney is the highest-ranking position on the local ballot. Joseph Cardone of Medina has served as DA since 1992. He is endorsed by the Republican Party and doesn’t face opposition for another four-year term.

There are three four-year terms as coroner on the ballot. Republicans have endorsed incumbents Scott Schmidt (also backed by the Democratic Party), Rocco Sidari (also backed by the Conservative Party) and Charles Smith for the position. Katy Owczarczak has been endorsed by the Democrats.

The election for coroner is the only contested race for local candidates.

The Republican candidates for town positions are all unopposed. They include:

• Albion – Arnold R. Allen Jr. for one-year term on Town Board;

• Carlton – Karen Narburgh for one-year term as town clerk;

• Gaines – Sharon Harding for one-year term as town clerk;

• Murray – Theodore Spada Jr. for four-year term as town justice.

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