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Elections held in local villages on Tuesday

March 28, 2012
By JENNA LOUGHLIN - EDITOR ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

When all the votes were tallied, there was not much change after village elections this past Tuesday.

Except for Mayville.

Four candidates challenged for two trustee positions there and incumbents Richard W. Syper (R, Protect Mayville) and James M. Roach (Protect Mayville) failed to retain their seats. Tye Flurie (D, R) received 177 votes while Sharon Smead (D, Citizens Choice) received 151. Syper ended with 101 votes and Roach 89.

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Photo by Jenna Loughlin
Westfield Village residents Roberta Nogle, Doug Rothwell and Frances Anderson get their ballots on Tuesday, March 20 in Eason Hall from election officials Karlene Gustafson, in pink, and Janice Kelley, in white.

The Village of Westfield also had more candidates than seats. Incumbents Rick Raynor (R, I) and David Brooker (R, I) both kept their seats on the board with 237 and 234 votes respectively. Challenger Debra Puckhaber (D, Westfield Now) came close, but received 213 votes.

The only other local village with a contest on the ballot was Brocton. As with Westfield, there were three candidates running for two seats. Former Mayor J. Dale Abram (R) received 100 votes and Dale W. Vanvlack, Jr. (R) took the other seat with 87 votes. The third candidate, Michelle Harriger (D), finished with 25 votes. Running unopposed, Deputy Mayor David Hazelton (R) was elected mayor with 100 votes and incumbent James Craig (D, Concord) kept his justice position with 87 votes.

In Panama, incumbent Charles Loveless (People's) retained his position of mayor with 13 votes and 12 people voted for incumbent Martha A. Miller (People's) for trustee.

In Sherman, incumbents Mary Reyda (People's) and Isaac Gratto (People's) ran unopposed and kept their trustee seats with 16 and 15 votes respectively.



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