Sidonio is top vote-getter for Murray committee
No one votes in Shelby in primary for 8th Judicial Convention
MURRAY – Joe Sidonio was elected to the Murray Town Republican Committee in a rare primary today for a spot on a town GOP committee.
Sidonio received 87 votes for District 4. He was elected along with Kimberly DeFrank, who received 71 votes. Edwin Bower got 57 and won’t be on the committee.
There were also races in Gaines for spots on the committee. Chairman Guy Smith was knocked off the committee. Other candidates who were part of a group that forced primaries were unsuccessful in winning a spot on the town committee. Each district has two committee members.
Here are the results:
District 1: • Susan Heard, 64; • Lorienda Smith, 59; Ray Burke, 23; and James Hood, 22.
District 2: • Bruce Blanchard, 32; • Joseph C. Grube, 29; and Guy D. Smith, 18.
District 3: • Donald Allport, 47; • Lisa Mannella, 41; and David Alchin, 17.
While the races in Gaines and Murray were fiercely fought, in Shelby no one voted in primary to pick delegates to the 8th Judicial District Convention.
The primary was open to the 107 members of the Independence Party in Shelby. None of the delegates or delegate alternates live in the county. David Haylett Jr. and Ryan Rooney were both on the ballot for delegates, and William Rooney and Clara Haylett were choices for alternates.