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Warren glides into second term, Baxter takes Sheriff’s Office

Mayor Lovely Warren casting her vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Mayor Lovely Warren casting her vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

The results of the 2017 elections are in, with a mix of expected re-elections and surprising changes.

Mayor Lovely Warren easily won a second term as mayor with 17,751 votes. Republican Tony Micciche had 5,504 votes; James Sheppard, running as an Independent, had 4,140 votes; Green Party Candidate Alex White had 1,579 votes; and Lori Thomas had 414 votes.

“I think we’ve done a great job, safer more vibrant neighborhoods, better educational opportunities, more jobs for our families, and I’m looking forward to another four years,” Warren said, casting her vote at Frederick Douglass Middle School on Tuesday afternoon.

Baxter

Baxter

Todd Baxter upset incumbent Republican Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn.

According to unofficial results from the Monroe County Board of Elections, Baxter got 91,328 votes just on the Democratic line. O’Flynn got a total of 69,029 votes on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Reform party lines.

Baxter is a former U.S. Army master sergeant, Rochester Police Department captain and SWAT team commander, Greece Police Department chief and executive director of the Veterans Outreach Center.

O’Flynn started as a deputy in the Sheriff’s Office in 1976 and worked his way up to becoming undersheriff under Sheriff Andrew Meloni for 13 years. O’Flynn was first elected Sheriff in 2001 and has been re-elected to office since then.

In other races, incumbent Henrietta Supervisor Jack Moore was upset by Stephen L. Schultz. Schultz received a total of 6,072 votes on the Democratic and Working Families lines, while Moore got 4,147 on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. Jeffrey P. Kueppers got 196 votes on the Bright Future line.

In Clarkson, unofficial results show challenger Gerald Underwood with a narrow lead over incumbent Supervisor Paul M. Kimball. Underwood has 896 votes on the Democratic and Common Ground lines, while Kimball has 857 on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines.

Also in Clarkson, Ian E. Penders defeated Peter Selig 949 to 778 for a town justice seat.

In Webster, incumbent Supervisor Ron Nesbitt was re-elected with 6,173 votes on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. Challenger John Hutchings got 5,672 votes on the Democratic and Working Families lines.

Incumbent Irondequoit Supervisor David Seeley handily defeated challenger Christopher Burns. Seeley got 9,667 votes on the Democratic, Conservative, Working Families, and Independence lines. Burns got 2,833 on the Republican and Reform lines.

Greece incumbent Supervisor, who is also the Monroe County Republican Party chairman, held off challenger James F. Leary Jr. Reilich received 12,022 votes on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. Leary got 9,890 on the Democratic and Working Families lines.

Five candidates were running for Greece town justice seats. The winners are:  David Michael Barry Sr., Brett C. Granville, Vincent B. Campbell, and Shannon J. O’Keefe-Pero.

In Gates, incumbent Supervisor Mark Assini defeated James B. Maher. Assini got 4,508 votes on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Maher got 1,338 on the Democratic line.

In Chili, incumbent supervisor David Dunning defeated Christopher McCullough. Dunning got 4,357 votes on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while McCullough got 2,546 on the Democratic and Working Families lines.

Includes reporting by staff writer Bennett Loudon.

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