Weekly Feature



2018-11-07 / Front Page

Incumbents regain posts on Election Day 2018

Incumbents running in races that impact residents in the Ken-Ton area are expected to retake their seats at the county, state and federal levels, with most winning handily on Election Day.
As of 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, incumbent Brian Higgins was leading challenger Renee Zeno, 144,206 votes to 50,170 in Erie County, with 614 of 621 districts reporting. He is expected to win the 26th U.S. Congressional District race.
With 260 of 261 districts reporting, Chris Jacobs is expected to best challenger Carima El-Behairy in the 60th Senate District race, having collected 58,083 votes to 45,681.
In the race for the 140th Assembly District, incumbent Robin Schimminger has defeated Adam Ohar, Anthony Baney and Brian Phillips, collecting 25,688 votes with 100 percent of districts reporting. Ohar, Baney and Phillips garnered 8,866, 560 and 706 votes, respectively.
Additionally, Michael Kearns is expected to retake the post of Erie County clerk, leading challenger Angela Marinucci 158,801 votes to 153,224 in a tight race with 827 of 837 districts reporting. If re-elected, Kearns, who won the vacant county clerk post last year, will serve a four-year term.
All other successful candidates listed above will serve two-year terms in their respective seats.

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