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Coverage from WRVO Public Media on the 2015 election including: races in Syracuse and other parts of central New York, the Southern Tier, Watertown and the North Country, and more.Listen to WRVO online, or catch up on regional political news and more by following the WRVO news department on Twitter.

Primary results: Hunter winner in 128th; Watertown mayor race separated by 1 vote


128th Assembly District --

Syracuse Common Councilor Pamela Hunter is the winner of the Democrat primary for the open 128th Assembly seat in Onondaga County. Hunter won more votes than fellow Common Councilor Jean Kessner and former Onondaga County Legislator David Stott to represent the Democrats in the general election in November.

Hunter will run against Republican John Sharon, who is running for this seat for the fourth time.

Democrat Sam Roberts resigned his position as the Assemblyman for the 128th District to take a job in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration.

Hunter was endorsed by the democrat party. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the district by about 2 to 1.

Ballots = 3,558

David Stott                         614    17.82%

Pamela Hunter                  1,820 52.81%

Jean Kessner                     1,004 29.14%

Write-in                              8        0.23%

Watertown Mayor --

Watertown's non-partisan primary came down to the wire. Incumbent Mayor Jeff Graham and city Councilman Joe Butler won the highest number of votes and will move on to the general election in November. Councilman Stephen Jennings came in third. Butler edged out long-time Mayor Graham by just one vote, according to the unofficial results.

Ballots =      2,395

Joseph Butler                    903    38.01%

Jeffrey Graham                 902    37.96%

Stephen Jennings             559    23.53%

Write-in                               12      0.51%