SCHENECTADY COUNTY In the Towns of Niskayuna and Glenville, sitting board members were able to keep their seats and maintain one-party rule in the two towns.
In Niskayuna, incumbent Democrat Supervisor Joe Landry was able to retain his seat against Republican challenger Anthony Pennacchio. Landry garnered 2,705 votes, or 56 percent of the vote, and Pennacchio took 2,157 votes, or 44 percent, according to preliminary election results. Landry’s victory marks his third consecutive bid for supervisor. The Niskayuna Town Board will continue to be governed by an all-Democrat majority.
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Two Town Board seats were up for grabs and both Democrat incumbents were reelected. Julie McDonnell gained the most votes with 2,772, or 29 percent of the vote, but Liz Orzel Kasper followed closely behind at 2,734 votes, just under 29 percent. Both Republican candidates had a similar amount of votes, with Linda Rizzo taking 2,068 votes, or 29 percent, and Richard Fisher at 1,975 votes, or 21 percent.
Democrat newcomer Michele Martinelli also easily won her bid for town clerk, holding 2,953 votes, or 61 percent, against Republican Janna Czernicki with 1,861 votes, or 39 percent.
In Glenville, the story was similar for the Republican candidates, keeping a Republican majority on the Town Board. Both GOP candidates held a lead of more than 1,000 votes over the sole Democrat challenger for the two seats.
Republican John Pytlovany, a newcomer appointed to the board earlier this year, held the most votes at 3,976, or 40 percent, with incumbent Republican Gina Wierzbowski holding 3,587 votes, or 36 percent. Democrat challenger John Lockwood held 2,447 votes, or 24 percent.
Also, incumbent Republican Town Clerk Linda Neals held a significant lead over Democrat challenger Michele Draves. Neals garnered 3,635 votes, or 65 percent, and Draves came in short at 1,932 votes, or 35 percent.