MAYVILLE – The 2012 village elections took place yesterday in Chautauqua County with a handful of contested races taking place. (for a complete rundown of all local elections, see the unofficial results posted by the Chautauqua County Board of Elections).
John Jablonski III defeated Susan Lane 196 to 170, after absentee ballots were counted, in the one contested village trustee race. Jablonski will finish the three years remaining on an unexpired term. Lane was appointed by the Village Board in January to the position of trustee after P.J. Wendel resigned from the board to take a seat with the county legislature. Jablonski a native of Batavia, has served as the executive director of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy since 1993.
Bruce Fish defeated incumbent Dean Mount 50 to 14, to win the mayor’s seat. Barbara Hodges and Geraldine Reynolds were elected village trustees.
Sharon Smead and Tye Flurie voted village trustees. Ms. Smead received 151 votes and Flurie received 177. Incumbents Richard Syper and James Roach lost the election with 101 votes and 89 votes, respectively.