March 18, 2008

Early Village of Dryden results look... Republican

I'd been feeling a lot more optimistic about this race than the results suggest I should have been:

Charlie Becker (R)157
Don Norman (R)139
Mary Ellen Bossack (D)137
Fred Gentz (D)126

I'd like to stay hopeful, but the Democratic candidates needed about a twelve-vote positive margin tonight to have a clear chance of winning after absentee ballots were counted.

I'd thought from the beginning that we had great candidates, but apparently that isn't always enough. They ran an excellent positive campaign, and it's been a pleasure working with them.

For the first time in a lot of years, the Republicans appear to have complete control of the Village of Dryden Board - I guess we'll see what they do with it.

Posted by simon at March 18, 2008 9:48 PM in ,
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Lisa Cavataio said:

Hi Simon - Just wanted to let you know we also had an election in the Village of Freeville last night. Lotte Carpenter was re-elected mayor and trustees, Penny Beebe and Diana Radford were also re-elected. For some reason, the Ithaca Journal once again neglected to give any coverage of a Freeville election. The local news editor didn't know a thing about it when I called this morning even though results were called in last night.

Thanks for the update! That's good to know.