MILTON, N.Y. >> Republican Town Councilman Scott Ostrander will become the next Milton town supervisor, easily staving off a challenge from fellow council member Barbara Kerr in Tuesday’s Republican primary.
According to unofficial results from the Saratoga County Board of Elections, Ostrander defeated Kerr, 716 to 499. No Democrat is running for the supervisor’s post. Incumbent Supervisor Dan Lewza announced earlier that he would not seek another term.
Ostrander, a retired Ballston Spa police officer, was appointed to the town board in March to fill a vacancy. He ran for supervisor with the official backing of the local Republican Party.
Kerr has been a member of the Milton Town Board for six years and had already been planning to challenge Lewza before the supervisor announced this term would be his last.
In a Republican primary for Milton Town Board, Frank S. Blaisdell and John J. Frolish won the GOP line for two seats on the town council. James L. Frey finished third in that race.
In other Tuesday night primary results:
Incumbent City Court Judge Francine Vero easily captured the Independence Party nomination, defeating Andrew Blumenberg 165 to 67.
Joseph S. Grasso and Edmund W. Snyder Jr., won the Independence Party nod for two seatson the town board. Douglas M. Ranaletto finished third.
Sandra L. Winney easily won her bid for the Republican nomination for town supervisor, beating Elizabeth K. Vandenburgh 166 to 74.
Richard F. Cross and Audrey D. Lahoff won the GOP nod for two open town…
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