As polls have closed throughout Oswego County, follow below as we provide updates to major statewide, federal and local races that impact the county.

This page will include race calls, election number updates and other pertinent statistics. Reporters have seen long lines and lots of voters at different polling locations in the county.

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Many happy returns,



9:00 p.m. — Polls are now closed in the county.

With that being said, we are now prepared to call a few races.

Palladium-Times election analysts can confidently predict that state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, has been reelected to her fifth term. Ritchie was in Fulton on Monday to meet with the operators of a new dredge to congratulate them on their progress.

Elsewhere, Walter W. Hafner Jr. has won reelection as county Court Judge, a 10-year term.

Paul House will remain in the Oswego County Legislature after winning election to fill a one-year unexpired term in the 8th District, which includes parts of Palermo, Hastings and Schroeppel.

Don Hilton, of Hastings, will win election to the sheriff's office after running unopposed. The real race, so to speak, was in September when Hilton defeated Undersheriff Gene Sullivan in both the Republican and Conservative party primaries.


9:22 p.m.

The Associated Press (AP) has predicted that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will retain his seat in the state of New York for a third term. The AP called the race just one minute after the polls closed around the state.

AP also says that Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will retain her spot in the Senate, defeating Chele Farley. Gillibrand has served New York State since 2009.

Speaking from an election night party in Hastings, Oswego County Sheriff-elect Don Hilton says he cannot wait to take the office.

"I'm kind of glad the campaign has come to an end and I can't wait to get started," Hilton told a Palladium-Times reporter Tuesday night.

A feature on Hilton and the department will appear later this week in The Palladium-Times.


9:59 p.m.

With our first sets of Oswego County data pouring in, we have one more race to call.

The Palladium-Times projects Allison Nelson will win the Family Court Judge position with a 10-year term, defeating Conservative Party challenger Thomas Benedetto.

About 17 percent of the vote is in, and more than 80 percent of those ballots were cast in favor of Nelson.


10:03 p.m.

With a quarter of the vote for the 120th state assembly district, The Palladium-Times projects Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, will win election to his ninth term against challenger Gail Tosh.

Tosh, a Democrat from Lysander, was Barclay's first opponent since 2008.

Brenda Ingersoll, an independent running unopposed, wins election to the Palermo Town Board. She garnered 357 votes with all four Palermo districts reporting.


10:31 p.m.

More local results are coming in, with some races being decided at the town level.

Republican candidate Brenda Travis Wilson has won the Hannibal Town Board seat for a one-year unexpired term, winning unofficially against Conservative George Ritchie, 947-341.

In Granby, Republican candidate Cheryl A Holmes will fill a one-year unexpired term on the Granby Town Board. With all five districts reporting, Holmes unofficially defeated independent challenger Stephen Abraham, 1,138-609.

Sandra L Austin won the Volney Town Clerk position for a one-year unexpired term by beating independent challenger Vicki Leroux, 1,521-202. James A. Aluzzi and Kelvin K Kio were elected as Volney Town Justices and Margaret Rusaw won running unopposed for Volney Town Council.


10:53 p.m.

RACE CALL: The Palladium-Times predicts that U.S. Rep. John Katko will win his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Democrat Dana Balter.

With roughly two-thirds of districts reporting, Katko held a nearly 15,000 vote lead.

Also, analysts say that Brian D Manktelow will replace longtime Assemblyman Bob Oaks in the 130th Assembly District.


10:51 p.m.

The Palladium-Times can report that Volney's Scott DelConte will claim a seat on the state Supreme Court in the 5th District.

He will join Republicans Gerry Neri, James Murphy and Donald Greenwood, who were also elected Tuesday.

In a crowded field, those four candidates sit more than 10,000 votes ahead with 821 of 896 districts reporting, including 100 percent of Onondaga County.


11:12 p.m.

Democrats will retain the state offices of attorney general and comptroller, according to The Palladium-Times.

Letitia A James will defeat Republican challenger Keith Wofford in the attorney general race.

In the comptroller race, Democratic incumbent Thomas P DiNapoli will beat Jonathan Trichter.


11:33 p.m.

All 110 districts in Oswego County are reporting unofficial results.

In the statewide races, Republican candidates fared better in the county, but did not win the races overall. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Letitia A James and Thomas P DiNapoli won the offices of governor, attorney general and comptroller, respectively, while their counterparts performed better in Oswego County.

In the Hastings Town Justice race, Republican Allison Lynn Pardee won 67.49 percent of the vote with all eight districts reporting. She faced Jason Beardsley and Stephanie O'Connell while running for the four-year term.


11:45 p.m.

In a race too close to call, Democrat Anthony Brindisi leads U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, by 1,422 votes with all 565 districts reporting.

Unofficially, there were 3,310 voters who left that ballot line blank and did not vote in the 22nd Congressional District.

Several major news outlets have called the race in favor of Brindisi. Tenney has served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives.


12:11 a.m.

Thank you all for following along with our live blog coverage.

Be sure to look out for our stories about the races that impact central New York and Oswego County in the coming hours and days.


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