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Democrats score some town board upsets in Monroe County

Nov 8, 2017

Besides the Rochester Mayor, Monroe County Sheriff, and Henrietta Town Supervisor races, Democrats in the county scored some other victories.

Among the upsets, in the town of Clarkson, longtime Republican incumbent Paul Kimball, who has been Supervisor for 34 years, appears to have lost to Democratic challenger Gerald Underwood by only 39 votes.

In the sole Monroe County legislative seat up for grabs, former East Rochester School Supt. Howard Maffucci defeated Republican Jason Rosenberg by about a 57 to 43 percent margin. That 10th district seat is now held by Republican Anthony Daniele who is term limited.

In the town of Pittsford, Democratic challengers Kevin Beckford and Stephanie Townsend defeated incumbent Republicans Mary Gehl Doyle and Jared Lusk for two town board seats.

Republican incumbents did hold on to Supervisor seats in contested races in Chili, Gates, Greece and Webster.

Incumbent Democrat Dave Seeley was re-elected to his Supervisor seat in Irondequoit.