BETHLEHEM–Giles Wagoner will run against Kate Pope and Roland Graves for a seat on the town board this coming November, after defeating Graves in the September Democratic primary election yesterday (Sept. 13).
Graves, who will still run in November on the Independence party ticket, received 670 votes, just over 37 percent; Wagoner, who received the Bethlehem Democratic Committee endorsement, garnered 1,086 votes, or a little more than 60 percent of the vote. Another 48 votes were cast for write-in candidates.
Both men will compete against Kate Pope, vice-chairman of the Bethlehem Republican Committee, in the upcoming general election for the board seat that will be vacated by outgoing board member Doris Davis.
Bethlehem representatives elected to the Albany County Democratic Committee are as follows: Electoral District (ED) 5: Reed Ference, William Reinhardt; ED 9: George Harder, Pamela Skripak; ED 15: Rose Ann Garry, Chanson Noether; ED 17: Deborah Stevens, Leo Dorsey Jr.; ED 19: Patricia Flaherty, Michelle Sanders; ED 21: Amy Joyce, Matt Clyne.
In neighboring New Scotland, incumbent board member Laura Ten Eyck defeated Republican-endorsed challenger Alexandra Moreau.