Segall, Mongulla win Jay Town Council Dem primary
Oliver wins close St. Armand highway super race
AuSABLE FORKS — Democrats in the town of Jay selected the two members of their party who will take on two Republican incumbents for town council seats come Election Day.
Robert Segall and Kate Comegys Mongulla were the top two vote getters at the polls Tuesday, collecting 65 and 35 votes, respectively. For the general election on Nov. 7, they will challenge council incumbents John Sheldrake and Amy Shalton, both Republicans.
Segall was the top vote getter with 43 percent of the 152 votes cast, and Mongulla was second with 23 percent of the vote.
Candidates Christopher M. Garrow and Spencer Reynolds each received 26 votes. There were no write-in votes cast.
Turnout from Democrats in Jay and Upper Jay was higher than in AuSable Forks. At the polling center at Amos and Julia Ward Theater at 12 Parkside Road in Jay, Segall received 47 votes, Mongulla 23, Garrow 20 and Reynolds 16. Sixty-three Democrats in total voted at the theater.
In AuSable Forks, at the town office at 11 School Lane, 24 total votes were cast, led by 18 for Segall, 12 for Mongulla, 10 for Reynolds and six for Garrow.
Of the seven races on the ballot throughout Essex County Tuesday night, the race to be the Republican candidate for highway superintendent in St. Armand proved to be the tightest.
Roger Oliver defeated fellow Republican Douglas E. Snickles Jr. by just two votes, 49 to 47. Ninety-six total Republicans voted at the town hall in Bloomingdale.
In this mountain town’s Republican primary for highway superintendent, Scott C. Smith received 70 percent of 129 votes cast in Keene and Keene Valley to easily defeat fellow Republican D. Craig Holmes.