posted on May 25, 2011 09:20
Kathy Hochul has become the first democrat to hold a seat in congress from New York’s 26th district in decades..
Hochul, despite being outpolled in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties by her Republican challenger Jane Corwin, won yesterday’s special election by a margin of 47 to 43 percent.
Independent Jack Davis garnered only 9 percent of the vote, but many political observers believe most of that 9-percent would have gone to Jane Corwin if Davis had not entered the race.
Corwin did win Genesee County, but by a slim 409 votes.
Corwin won Orleans County by 233 votes and 931 votes in Wyoming County.
But it was not enough to overcome the wide margins Hochul scored in Erie and Niagara Counties.
It is official .Scott Martloff is leaving Byron-Bergen Central Schools to become the new superintendent at Williamsville Central.
Martzloff and his family attended last night’s meeting of the Williamsville School Board to accept the 200-thousand dollars a year post.
Voters in the Batavia City School District will get a second chance at a buget for next year. Following a 3-hour meeting last night, the school board has opted to present another budget to voters, a budget that shaves $275,000 from the budget that was defeated last week. The budget would call for a tax increase 4.13 percent.
A vote on the revised budget will be held on June 21. Read our entire story HERE: