Tue September 15, 2009
Results of Primary Elections
By WBFO News
Buffalo, NY – Primary Night 2009 is history.
Click the Erie County Board of Elections for results from the Buffalo mayor's race and other Erie County contests.
Click the Niagara County Board of Elections for results of various races in Niagara County.
Click the Chautauqua County Board of Elections for results of various races in Chautauqua County.
In the hotly contested Democratic primary for Buffalo mayor, incumbent Byron Brown is the winner. Brown beat back a challenge from South District Council member Michael Kearns, 63 to 37 percent. This virtually assures another four years for Mayor Brown, since he has no opposition in November's election.
There were two Democratic primaries in the Erie County Legislature. In the 8th district, incumbent Thomas Mazur beat challenger Lynn Dearmyer, 53 to 47 percent. In the 9th district, challenger Christina Bove beat incumbent Timothy Wroblewski 52 to 48 percent.
In the race for Hamburg town supervisor, there's a Democratic primary. Patricia Michalek beat Dennis Gaughan 53 to 47 percent.
In the Democratic primary for City of Tonawanda mayor, Rick Davis Jr. defeated Jay Ralph 68 to 32 percent.
There was a three-way race on the Republican line for supervisor in the Town of Aurora. Incumbent Dwight Krieger beat challengers Jolene Jeffe and Thomas Cotton. Krieger received 41 percent of the vote to Jeffe's 38 percent. Cotton trailed with 20 percent.
In the Republican Primary for Wheatfield town supervisor, longtime incumbent Timothy Demler lost to challenger Robert Cliffe 54 to 46 percent.
In Lancaster, embattled highway superintendent Richard Reese has lost his bid to return to office to Daniel Armatura 72 to 28 percent. Reese is reported to be taking a plea deal this week in a public corruption probe that will require him to resign.