In St. Lawrence County, 3 legislature seats & 1 city judge post up for grabs

In St. Lawrence County, 3 legislature seats & 1 city judge post up for grabs
St. Lawrence County races: Districts 5, 10, and 11 Legislature seats and Ogdensburg City Court judge. (Source: WWNY)

CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Three seats are up for grabs on the St. Lawrence County Legislature and two people are vying for Ogdensburg city court judge.

In the judge race, with all the votes counted, Marica LeMay, who is on both the Republican Democratic lines, has apparently defeated Conservative Ramona Breen with 81 percent of the vote. The final tally -- not including any absentee votes -- is 2,389 to 544.

In legislative District 5, incumbent Republican Harry Smithers II has apparently defeated Democrat Amber Ormasen with 61 percent of the vote. Smithers was appointed to fill out the term for Henry Leader, who resigned for conflict-of-interest reasons. The district includes Gouverneur and DePeyster. The finals election night tally was 1,093-702.

In District 10, Democrat Margaret Haggard has apparently retained the seat she took over from her husband, David, who became the lawyer for the county’s Social Services Department. With all election day votes counted, she led Republican Brenda Spurbeck 507-259, or 66 to 34 percent. The seat represents Potsdam.

In District 11, Democrat Suzanne Fiacco, who was appointed to replace Nancy Arquiett in the seat that represents Stockholm and part of Potsdam, apparently lost to Republican challenger Chad Colbert. Colbert took 54 percent of the vote. The final tally was 1,168 to 989. However, there are still 661 absentee ballots to count in that race and elections officials tell us the number of Democrats who requested absentee ballots in the district is nearly triple the number of Republicans.

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