November 7, 2007
New York

Wind warriors in local elections around New York

Results of Nov. 6 elections with anti-industrial wind candidates (not necessarily their only issue) in rural New York state:

Brandon: “We won!”

Burke: “Appears to have our majority now.”

Cape Vincent: “Lost.”

Malone: “Appears to have stayed in good shape.”

Martinsburg (Tug Hill): “Gordon Yancey and Jeff Byer lost.”

Meredith: “Keitha Capouya is Supervisor-Elect and will have a majority on the Town Council to ban industrial wind. We estimate the final margin of Keitha’s victory will be about 66% to 34% – a LANDSLIDE! And a crushing defeat for industrial wind in Meredith. The four other candidates on our slate – Bill Jester (Highways Superintendent), Betsy Clark (Town Clerk), Nejla Camponeschi (Town Justice), and Louise Utter (Tax Collector) – all won.”

Perry: “One of our two candidates for the Town Board won the election.
Congratulations, Tracy Rozanski! Our candidate for Town Supervisor lost by only about 100 votes to an incumbent who was cross-endorsed by both the Democrat and the Republican Parties. To say that this town is divided over the IW [industrial wind] issue is an understatement, but the citizens are waking up!

Sardinia: “Win. We now have a majority board who will support a strict ordinance and will vote on it early next year when it’s ready.”

Sheldon (Wyoming County): “We lost: town supervisor and two council seats– now three seats are filled with “poor farmers” getting turbines. Same supervisor (Knab); new council member Kirsch, dem chair & getting many turbines.”

Springwater: “Good News for Springwater! Norb Buckley, one of “the good guys”, is our new town supervisor. John Curtiss, another great guy, town council. And Katherine Bush, town council.”

Steuben County: Reform Cohocton slate lost in all six races, though a strong second in all but one.

–National Wind Watch

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