continued Even though he lost the Republican line, Ritz was nominated on the Conservative line and faced no challenger there, leaving him a slot in the General Election.
Ritz beat Zeoli 100 votes to 86 votes on the Independence line. The results of this race mean Zeoli was the only primary candidate to be left without a spot in November’s General Election.
“I’m disappointed Frank didn’t make it,” said Ritz. “I thought he did a great job during the debate.”
Zeoli could not be reached for comment.
Justice races shake out
In the primary races for Bethlehem town justice, Andrew Kirby beat Matthew Kelly for the Democratic line 1,199 votes to 887 votes. Kelly, however, was able to stay in the race on both the Independent and Conservative lines, the latter of which he won over Dale Denoyers, 52–22.
In the three-way Independence primary, Kelly garnered 89 votes, Kirby 78 votes and Desnoyers 38 votes. Desnoyers retains the Republican nomination.