For the most part, voter turnout was relatively strong for Tuesday’s election.
The annual post election of officers at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2320, 85 E. Bridge St., will take placeÂ April 28.
You heard that right: The Conservative Party candidate for Congress this year will run again next year. “I promise to help restore our nation’s faith in elected officials when we win,” he said in a letter posted on his website.
Last week we cast our vote. In a non-presidential election, voter turnout is historically lower, however, no less important. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s here that we decide who will represent us to decide how taxpayer dollars are spent and determine public policy. To be able to vote in an election is a right our forefathers fought for and is just one more reason we should be mindful and appreciative of our veterans this week.
Democrat Dan Knopp beat Republican John Hansen, 221-94.Ã‚Â Knopp takes the seat being vacated by Alderman David Guyer.Ã‚Â Knopp had served on the Common Council.Ã‚Â He was appointed to fill an unexpired term but lost to Guyer in 2007.
Three Aldermen, including longtime 3rd Ward member Bob Weston, chose not to run for new terms.Ã‚Â Two of the three replacements are set, while the outcome of one race remains in limbo.
One of the County Legislature’s most outspoken members of the minority caucus lost his seat Tuesday.Ã‚Â A leader of the majority Republican caucus may lose his seat as well.Ã‚Â And voters sent four other new faces to the Legislature in one of the more dramatic nights of change for that body.
The first independent poll in more than a week on the race for Congress finds that what appears to be true is true: Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has pulled into a virtual tie with Democratic candidate Bill Owens, with just days left before voters decide.
Hoffman holds two events today in Fulton.