Challengers oust incumbents in Village of Corfu election
By two votes, Ralph Peterson has won the mayoral election in the Village of Corfu over incumbent Todd Skeet.
Peterson and Skeet have clashed for more than a year over administration of the village court and operation of the village police department.
Peterson garnered 99 votes today and Skeet received 97 votes.
Incumbent Al Graham lost his bid for reelection as a trustee with 82 votes. David Bielec got 121 votes and Keith Busch 115.
Both Peterson, Bielec and Busch ran on the Corfu United Party. Busch also had the Democratic endorsement.
Skeet was endorsed by both Republicans and Democrats, Graham was on the GOP line.
The two incumbents were often aligned on disputes with Peterson over administration of the court and police department.
David O’Connor ran unopposed for village justice and received 136 votes.
UPDATE: Elba's results.
Good for Corfu!
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