Several town candidates win uncontested elections
Voters in six Ulster County towns elected unopposed candidates on Tuesday.
• Hardenburgh Town Justice Thomas Engel, a Republican, was re-elected with 61 votes. There also were two write-ins.
• Marlborough Town Justice Michael Kraiza, a Republican, was re-elected with 2,700 votes. There also were 22 write-ins.
• Olive Highway Superintendent Brian Burns was re-elected with 2,119 votes on the Democratic, Republican and Conservative lines. There were 37 writein votes for other candidates.
• Saugerties Town Justice Claudia Andreassen was re-elected with 6,280 votes on the Democratic and Independence lines. There were 18 write-in votes for other candidates.
• Shandaken residents gave Janet Klugiewicz 855 votes on the Democratic line to become town assessor. There were five writein votes.
• Shawangunk residents gave 3,371 votes on the Republican line to Joseph LoCicero to serve the final year of the highway superintendent’s term. There were 40 write-in votes for other candidates.
In Dutchess County, election officials said information was not immediately available about the status of the Pine Plains assessor election, for which there were no candidates on the ballot. The winner will be whoever gets the most write-in votes.