Rightmyer wins in Murray; Maxon tops Kruger in Kendall

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 June 2023 at 10:20 pm

Pogue fends off challenger in Barre; Root wins in Shelby

Republicans voted in primaries in four Orleans County towns today, as well as nine previous days of early voting.

In Barre, Sean Pogue was victorious over challenger Scott Burnside for town supervisor, 165-115.

Dale Brooks also fended off a challenge from Bert Mathes for highway superintendent, 157-120.

In Kendall, long-time highway superintendent Warren Kruger lost to Eric Maxon, a motor equipment operator for the town, 142-117.

In Murray, incumbent Town Supervisor Joe Sidonio lost the primary to Gerry Rightmyer, 350-237.

Incumbent Town Board members, Lloyd Christ and Randy Bower, also topped challenger Eric Collyer. Bower received 319 votes, and Christ 314, to Collyer’s 274.

In Shelby, three candidates sought two positions on the Town Board. Linda Limina received 322 votes and Jeff Schiffer received 238. They were victorious over Justin Gray, 202 votes.

In the race for Shelby highway superintendent, incumbent Dale Root won with 265 votes over William Wolter with 169.

Some of the candidates in the primary secured other lines for the November general election. Sidonio has the Conservative line and Rightmyer has the independent “Community Party” line.

Burnside will be back in November under the Conservative Party. Pogue, and Town Board candidates Margaret Swan and Kirk Mathes are running under the independent “Future for Barre” line while current Councilwoman Kerri Richardson is under the Conservative line. Brooks also will be running in Barre under the “Working for a Better Barre” party.