Yes! Wind Power for Cohocton

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

By Gwen Chamberlain
The Chronicle-Express
Posted Jul 26, 2011 @ 03:39 PM

Penn Yan, N.Y. — Petitions for several elected offices in Yates County have been filed with the Yates County Board of Elections.

In Italy, Supervisor Brad Jones, who won the election two years ago, could find himself out of office now that his petitions have been challenged.

Republican Election Commissioner Amy Daines says 20 noted objections to his petitions were filed and as a result, his name will not appear in the Republican line. But former Supervisor Margaret Dunn’s name will be.

Two years ago, in the heat of arguments over wind turbine development, Dunn did not file petitions for the Republican nomination, but later launched an unsuccessful write-in campaign and Jones won the election.

Dunn’s name will appear on the Republican line of the November ballot.

Daines says the objections to Jones’s petitions included the fact that the witness statement at the bottom of the form was not completed properly, which nullifies the entire page of signatures.

Daines says Jones is circulating independent petitions.

Petitions circulated to support Patti Fitzgerald’s bid for an Italy Town Council seat were also disqualified.


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