|Election 2018: Lewis County Results
across the county to cast their ballot in the General Election.
Locally, most candidates at the town and village level were running unopposed
for a variety of positions (full results here). The only competitive race was in
the Town of Croghan, where three candidates were vying for two seats on the
town council, with the following unofficial results (there are 76 absentee ballots
issued in the Town of Croghan, which when counted could impact results for
the second seat):
John G. Jones (R-C)- 638
Todd H. Lyndeker (D)- 425
Derek M. Gage (D-I)- 397
In the Town of Watson, voters soundly defeated separate propositions seeking
to replace the elected positions of Highway Superintendent and Town
Clerk/Tax Collector with board appointed positions. Proposition 1 was
defeated 381-196 and Proposition 2 was defeated 377-198.
In the Town of Pinckney, voters defeated a proposition seeking to eliminate the
elected Highway Superintendent position and replace it with an appointed
position by a 74-25 vote.
In the race for New York's 21st Congressional District, incumbent
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik carried Lewis County with 70% of the vote, a
little smaller than the 77% margin in 2016 and higher than the 63% in her 2014
win. Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb won 28% of the Lewis County vote,
with Green Party candidate Dr. Lynn Kahn receiving just over 2%. District wide,
Stefanik is the projected winner, with 57% of the vote.