BUSTI — The Chautauqua County Board of Elections says it has certified a winner in the Republican Primary Election for Busti Town Council Vacancy.
Officials say Douglas K. Brown originally had a 14-vote lead over Randy L. Sargent on June 23. After the addition of absentee and affidavit ballot numbers, Brown won by a total of 276-246.
Brown secured the GOP line for the Nov. 3 General Election and will possibly face off against a yet to be determined Democratic opponent. Officials say Sargent is currently filling the Town Council vacancy by appointment of the Busti Town Council.
No other political parties filed candidates for this vote, and officials say the primary will be certified today. The Board of Elections has also forwarded county totals for the Democratic Presidential Primary and the Libertarian 8th Judicial District State Committee Primary, according to Election Commissioners Norman P. Green and Brian C. Abram.