County primary results now final

HUDSON–The Columbia County Board of Elections has released the official results of the September 15 primaries. Those results appear below.

After the polls closed on Primary Day, there were questions about the accuracy of the count in Taghkanic because of the complexity and number of races there. The board also had to wait a week to count all the absentee ballots, a procedure required by law. Some races were only determined by those mailed-in ballots. The final results were released September 24.

Taghkanic emerged as the town where minor party designations were most hotly contested. It was also the place where the turnout was highest, despite the town’s modest population.

The general election is Tuesday, November 3, but registration deadlines are fast approaching.   

City of Hudson 

Ward 1 – District 1

Alderman/DEM (vote for 2)

Geeta Cheddie (44, 3) 47*

Sarah H. Sterling (51, 4) 55*

Carole Osterink (42, 4) 46

Total Votes (137, 11) 148 

Ward 4 – District 1

Supervisor/IND

William Hughes (write-in) (2, 1) 3* 

Supervisor/CON

Samuel Santiago (1, 0) 1

William Hughes (write-in) (2, 0)*

Geraldine E. Nero (write-in) (1, 0) 1

Total Votes/Voters (4, 0) 4 
 

Town of Canaan

Districts 1 and 2 

Supervisor/IND

Richard Keaveney (13, 0) 13*

Gary Flaherty (write-in) (2, 0) 2

Total Votes/Voters 15 

Supervisor/CON

Richard Keaveney (8, 0) 8*

Gary Flaherty (write-in) (1, 0) 1

Total Votes/Voters 9 

District 1 Committee/ REP (vote for 2)

Susan C. Johnson (27, 0) 27

Jo-anna R. Michalek (49, 0) 49*

Gary Flaherty (33, 0) 33*

Total Votes 109 
 

Town of Copake 

Districts 1 and 2, Town Justice/IND

Brian J. Herman (19, 0) 19*

William Kane (17, 0) 17

Total Votes/Voters 36 

Assessor/IND

David Gordineer (14, 0) 14

Loredana Delventhal (16, 0) 16*

Total Votes/Voters 30 
 

Town of Livingston 

District 2 Committee/REP (vote for 2)

Geoffrey T. Bagnall (32, 0) 32

Donald R. Kline (80, 0) 80*

Benjamin Scrodin (65, 0) 65*

Total Votes 177 
 

Town of Taghkanic

District 1 

Supervisor/IND

Elizabeth L. Young (2, 5) 7

Loretta Hoffmann (13, 6) 19*

Total Votes/Voters (15, 11) 26 

Town Clerk/Tax Collector/ IND

Cheryl E. Rogers (5, 5) 10

Audrey Koran (write-in) (9, 5) 14*

Total Votes/Voters (14, 10) 24 

Town Justice/WFP

Raymond Dalrymple (write-in) (1, 2) 3*

Jeff Tallackson (write-in) (0, 1) 1

Total Votes/Voters (1, 3) 4 

Town Council/IND (vote for 2)

Tom Kiely (3, 5) 8

Joyce Thompson (write-in) (9, 6) 15*

Larry Kadish (13, 5) 18*

James Romaine (write-in) (0, 5) 5

Total Votes (25, 21) 46 

Town Council/WFP (vote for 2)

Joyce Thompson (0, 1) 1*

Tom Kiely (write-in) (1, 2) 3*

James Romaine (write-in declined) (1, 2) 3

Larry Kadish (write-in) (0, 1) 1

Total Votes (2, 6) 8 

Highway Superintendent/IND

Edward E. Waldron (3, 6) 9

Tom Youhas (write-in) (9, 5) 14*

Total Votes/Voters (12, 11) 23 

Highway Superintendent/WFP

Edward Waldron (write-in) (1, 2) 3*

Tom Youhas (write-in) (0, 1) 1

Total Votes/Voters (1, 3) 4 

Committee/DEM (vote for 2)

Diane M. Rodriguez (96, 2) 98*

Cheryl E. Rogers (29, 1) 30

Gary L. Stoller (100, 3) 103*

Total Votes (225, 6) 231

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