MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Board of Elections has counted absentee ballots for two county legislature races that were too close to call on Primary Night, Sept. 10.
In the Legislative District 16 Republican primary, which includes the towns of Carroll, Poland and Kiantone, Ron Lemon of Frewsburg received a total of 108 votes. His opponent, Tami Downey of Kiantone had 106 votes.
The winner for the democratic ticket in Legislature District 5 was Susan Baldwin of South Dayton. She finished with a total of 76 votes. Her opponent, Amy Farnham of Forestville, had 72 votes.
The winner of the third legislative primary race, between Republicans David Himelein and Fred Croscut, was determined Sept. 10 with Himelein getting the victory.