MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore will serve a third term in office after easily defeating Fredonia Democrat challenger David Salley Tuesday evening.
According to the Board of Elections website, Barmore won by more than 10,300 votes, with the absentee ballots still pending.
Barmore spoke with WNY News Now following the results. He explains that the voters have spoken on what they would like to see from their County Clerk.
“We got our message out to the people, and the people liked what we had to say, and they voted accordingly,” Barmore said. “We’ve done a good job in the County Clerk’s office the last eight years, we’ve saved tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars, different deficiencies we’ve put into effect, and the taxpayers showed tonight they’ve appreciated that.”
Salley conceded around 10:30 p.m. during a Democrat event in Dunkirk.
“It’s been a hard race. I talked to a lot of people in person, on the phone, through email…I’ve learned what changes they want and I’m not going to be the one to implement those changes,” Salley said. “But I’ve made those changes known on my blog, and interviews, and those changes are now out there.”
“My opponent knows what people want, so hopefully he’ll make those changes, but if not, I’ll be behind him pushing him.”
Barmore has served as Chautauqua County Clerk.