Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —
Somerset highway superintendent
In a four-way race to fetch the all-important GOP line in the highway superintendent's election, self-employed truck driver Michael M. Flint was the top vote-getter, receiving 180 votes to Jonathan D. Dewart's 163 votes, Carl A. Austin's 39 votes and Louis J. Mead's 17 votes.
There are 23 absentee ballots outstanding in the race, though, giving Dewart some hope of eclipsing Flint in the end.
Dewart, a longtime town water department employee, has the Conservative and Independence ballot lines in the November general election.PRIMARY 2013 Across Niagara County, some close primary races won't be called until after absentee ballots are counted by the Board of Elections. According to a board clerk, absentee ballots that were postmarked by Sept. 9, and are received by Sept. 17, are valid. All results are unofficial until confirmed by the board of elections.