WATERLOO — The Seneca County Board of Elections has upheld an objection to the independent petitions of Republican Waterloo village trustee candidates John Butlak and Damon Monroe.
Butlak and Monroe filed petitions this week to obtain an independent ballot line for the Revitalize Waterloo Party.
Ted Young, the village mayor and county Democratic Party chairman, objected saying there were an insufficient number of signatures.
Election Commissioner Tiffany Folk said 100 signatures are needed for an independent line. The two Republicans submitted petitions with less than 50 names each and were disqualified.
That leaves these candidates for two, four-year trustee seats on the board:
Democratic incumbents David Duprey and Gina Suffredini; Republicans Butlak and Monroe; and independent Taxpayers Party candidate Brian Preston.
But Republican Sueann Fisher has filed an objection to Preston’s petitions. She must file specific objections by today for the Board of Elections to issue a ruling.
Duprey and Suffredini also will have an independent line, the Open Government Party.
In other Seneca County village elections:
INTERLAKEN: There will be contested races for mayor and two trustee seats, all four-year terms.
Submitting petitions to run for mayor are acting mayor and current Trustee Richard Richardson and former Covert Town Board member Charles Bosman.
Those running for the two trustees seats are incumbent Christopher Kempf and newcomers Anthony Del Plato and Douglas McGill.
Richardson has been on the board since 2015. Kempf has been on the board since 2010.
OVID: Barring write-in candidates, uncontested races are on tap for mayor and two trustee seats.
Submitting petitions to seek new terms are Mayor David Terry, who has served since Oct. 13, 2008, and trustees June Favreau and Mary Ose, both of whom joined the board April 1, 2013.
LODI: Incumbent Martin David did not submit petitions to seek a new term as trustee.
Village officials said that the seat will be filled by the person receiving the most write-in votes.
All the above elections will be on March 21.