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2014-11-06 / Front Page

Gorski wins justice seat, Wozniak takes Assembly race


The Town of Cheektowaga will welcome a new council member and justice come January.

Christine Adamczyk, who ran on the Democratic line, was elected to the Cheektowaga Town Council seat over Roger McGill Jr., who ran on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines.

According to unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections, Adamczyk won 54 percent of the vote. She garnered 7,106 votes while McGill received 5,990.

Adamczyk will serve out the remaining term of former Councilman Charles Markel.

Democrat Dennis Gorski won a four-year term as Cheektowaga town justice. Gorski captured 43 percent of the votes, with a count of 6,088.

Melissa Reese, who ran on the Republican, Working Families and Independence lines, won 39 percent of the votes, tallying 5,514. Joe Treanor, who ran on the Conservative and Green party lines, won 18 percent, or 2,472 votes.

In the race for the 63rd State Senate seat, incumbent Tim Kennedy was re-elected to a third term.

Kennedy, who ran on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence party lines, captured 79 percent of the votes over challenger Ricky Donovan Sr., who ran on the Republican and Conservative lines. Kennedy garnered 32,083 votes compared to Donovan’s 8,470.

The Senate seat carries a two-year term and covers The 63rd District, which includes the Town of Cheektowaga, the City of Lackawanna and most of the City of Buffalo.

Republican Angela Wozniak won the race for the 143rd Assembly District seat with 59 percent of the vote. Wozniak, who also ran on the Conservative and Independence lines, captured 12,116 votes.

Democrat Mark Mazurek won 36 percent of the votes, tallying 7,543. Working Families candidate Camille Brandon garnered just 5 percent, or 1,031 votes.

The 143rd District covers the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster and the villages of Depew, Lancaster and Sloan. The seat carries a two-year term.

In the 26th Congressional District race, incumbent Brian Higgins was re-elected to another two-year term, with 70 percent of the votes over challenger Kathy Weppner.

Higgins, who ran on the Democratic and Working Families party lines, won 69,773 votes. Weppner, who ran on the Republican and Conservative lines, garnered 29,570 votes.

In other races, incumbent Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, the endorsed Republican, defeated Democrat William Clark with 66 percent of the vote, according to the Erie County Board of Elections.

The tally was 104,682 for Jacobs and 53,164 for Clark.

Marge Olszewski Szczur was unopposed in the race for Erie County family court judge.

Statewide races saw victories for incumbents. Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli scored 95,413 votes. His closest opponent in the four-person race, Republican Robert Antonacci, tallied 58,073.

Democrat Eric Schneiderman won re-election as attorney general, defeating Republican John Cahill 84,003 to 70,554 in another four-person race.

Winners in the race for five seats on State Supreme Court were Donna Siwek, Jeanette Ogden, Frederick Marshall, Dennis Ward and Paul Wojtaszek.

The ticket of incumbent Democrat

Andrew Cuomo and Western New York native Kathy Hochul carried the vote for governor and lieutenant governor. They defeated Republican challengers Rob Astorino and Chris Moss, 86,550 to 71,917.

The totals listed in the state races reflect only those votes cast in Erie County.

Each of the three statewide propositions passed.

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