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Sidonio has 7-vote lead in Murray with race to be determined by absentee ballots

Staff Reports Posted 12 September 2017 at 10:01 pm

Sean Pogue wins primary for Barre Town Supervisor

MURRAY –It’s too close to call for Town Supervisor in Murray. Joe Sidonio has a 7-vote lead over Robert Miller, the Republican-endorsed candidate.

Sidonio has 262 votes to 255 for Miller. There are 23 absentee ballots out. They will be counted on Sept. 18 at the Orleans County Board of Elections in Albion.

Supporters of Sidonio gathered at Holley Middle School/High School Tuesday evening to hear the results of the vote.

Sidonio said both he and opponent Miller have the best interests of the Murray community in mind.

“We still need to come together as a community and work for the common ground,” Sidonio said. He is hopeful that he will prevail when the final votes are counted.

The campaign has been contentious. Sidonio called it, “heated and nasty.”

Turnout for the primary was impressive with 520 ballots cast.  Party officials said there are 1,240 registered Republicans in the Town of Murray.

Sidonio noted that the interest in the race and the closeness of the vote shows that, “change is what is needed…. we need a clean slate change” in the town. He said he is grateful for the support of his family including his wife Amy and daughter Amelia, as well as friends and community members.

“I thank all supporters in the community for their interest in this election,” he said.

In Barre, Sean Pogue won the Republican Primary, getting 141 votes to 87 for Robin Nacca. The two will square off again in November because Nacca has been endorsed by the Conservative Party. (Pogue also won the Independence primary, 10-7, versus Nacca.)

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