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Early election results

Mar 16, 2022 1:15 am

Columbia-Greene Media report the first results from the March 15 village elections. In Catskill, there was a potential rout. Candidates running on the Democrat and Action Party lines led for all three spots on the village board, while those running on the Republican and Village Visions lines were behind. Incumbent Republican Jeffrey Holliday was losing to Democrat Michelle Williams 356 to 290 for one seat. Incumbent Democrat Natasha Law, with 378 votes, and Democrat Megan Henry, with 344 votes, led for the two other seats. Jamie Hyer-Mitchell, with 278 votes, and Diane Petrianni-March, with 244 votes, who ran on the Republican and Village Visions, trailed behind. But Catskill Democrats should wait for the absentee ballots before celebrating. Last year, Williams led with a 55-44 percent margin over Holliday when the unofficial results were announced on election night, virtually the same as in this election. But after counting 265 absentee ballots last year, Holliday won 199 of them, giving the retired New York State Trooper a 451 to 369 win over Williams.