posted on November 07, 2012 10:46
Here are the local election results from Tuesday:
One of Batavia’s most prominent political families has a father-son victory.
Incumbent Assemblyman Stephen Hawley easily won re-election to the 139th district defeating libertarian candidate Mark Glogowski by 93-percentage points.
It was also a substantial win for Hawley’s son, Brooks.
He won election to the at-large City Council seat that he was appointed to earlier this year.
“I’m very honored that the residents of the City of Batavia to stay on City Council," Brooks Hawley said. "I was appointed, now I’m re-elected. I want to thank the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties, but mostly for my beautiful wife for supporting me throughout the campaign."
Incumbent Republican James Russell was also elected. Democrat Laura Ricci placed third.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, who had conducted a low key campaign, defeated his Democratic challenger Justin Rooney 59 to 41 percent.
Genesee County Treasurer Scott German faced no opposition and won an additional four year term, as did Sheriff Gary Maha.
“I’m elated by this 7th term being unopposed again in my final term as Sheriff," Maha said. "I’d like to thank all those supporters – all those who voted for me, the Repican party for the endorsement, and all those who prepared my petitions during this election year.”
Donald Coleman and Karen Lang were both elected as County Coroners. They ran unopposed.
Two incumbents will also retain their positions: Thomas Williams as Batavia Town Justice and Chad Zambito as Batavia Town Board Councilman.
Kirsten Gillibrand will remain in the US Senate from New York. She easily defeated Republican Wendy Long.
The hard-fought race in Monroe County for the 25th Congressional seat went to incumbent Democrat Louise Slaughter. She defeated Republican Maggie Brooks with 57 percent of the vote.
In a six-way race for president of the Seneca Nation, Barry Snyder came out on top. This will be Snyder’s fifth two-year term as president of the Seneca Nation.