Moreau supervisor ousted; Democrat wins Columbia County DA
Voters across the Capital Region decided other contests on Tuesday.
In Saratoga County, Moreau Town Supervisor Todd Kusnierz, a Republican, was ousted by Democratic challenger Jesse Fish. Fish was running with a slate of candidates opposed to the biochar waste processing facility seeking to go into the Moreau Industrial Park. The Moreau Planning Board has approved the project, but it is facing a lawsuit. Fish got 2,948 votes compared with 851 for Kusnierz.
In Columbia County, Democrat Christopher Liberati-Conant was elected the new district attorney. He received 3,372 votes compared with 1,445 for Republican Ryan Carty, who had the Republican and Conservative lines.
In the Amsterdam mayoral race, incumbent Democrat Michael Cinquanti turned back a challenge from Republican Mike Arbige with 88% of the vote.
In Rensselaer County, Republican Kyle Bourgault was elected sheriff with 52% of the vote Democrat Brian Owen. Bourgault is replacing Patrick Russo, who is not running again.
In Warren County, Sheriff Jim LaFarr, a Republican, easily turned back a challenge from his predecessor Bud York, who was mounting a write-in campaign to win his old job back. York criticized LaFarr for seeking raises and for his role in the job. LaFarr won 10,299 votes compared with 1,895 for write-in candidates.
Elsewhere in the county, Democrat Carrie Black was elected the new county clerk over Republican Emily McCabe McCarthy. Black replaces incumbent Pam Vogel, who did not seek reelection.
Washington County Clerk Stephanie Cronin lost her bid for reelection. She was running on the Democratic line after the Republicans declined to endorse her. GOP candidate Lisa Boyce had 55% of the vote compared with 45%.