TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — Keep track of who is running for local government positions at the town, city and county level.

Primaries have taken place for several elections. Parties also use caucuses to nominate candidates.

Sample ballots are available at the Tompkins County Board of Elections page.

► Learn more about Tompkins County Legislature candidates here

Tompkins County election district map. Provided by Board of Elections.

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Caroline | Danby | Dryden | Enfield | Groton | City of Ithaca | Town of Ithaca | Lansing | Newfield | Ulysses | Tompkins County Legislature |


Caroline

Town Supervisor 

Mark C. Witmer (D)

Town Councilperson

John  R. Fracchia (D)

Calvin C. Snow (D)

Town Justice

Brett Cary (R)

Gary Reinbolt (D)


Danby

Town Clerk

Pamela Goddard (D)

Highway Superintendent

Carl Seamon (D)

Town Councilperson – two seats

Matt Ulinski (D)

Jim Holahan (D)


Dryden

Town Supervisor

Jason Leifer (D) (Protecting Dryden)

Bruno P. Schickel (I) (R)

Highway Superintendent

Richard J. Young Jr. (D) (I) (R)

Town Councilperson – two seats

Dan Lamb (D) (Protecting Dryden)

Joseph F. Osmeloski (I) (R)

Don E. Scutt (I) (R)

Kathy Servoss (D) (Protecting Dryden)


Enfield

Town Supervisor

Beth McGee (D) (Community Values)

Town Clerk

Alice M. Linton (R) (D)

Highway Superintendent

Barry J. Rollins Sr. (R) (D)

Town Justice

Betty F. Poole (R) (D)

Town Councilperson – three seats

Four-year term

Virginia Bryant (D) (Community Values)

Mimi Mehaffey (D) (Community Values)

Filling vacancy. Two-year term

Becky Sims (D) (Community Values)


Groton

Town Supervisor

Donald F. Scheffler (R)

Highway Superintendent

Richard C. Case Jr. (R)

Patrick O’Neill (Let’s Be Fair)

Town Clerk

April L. Scheffler (R)

Town Councilperson – two seats

Richard B. Gamel (R)

Kelly Smith (D)

Faith Tyler (D)

Crystal L. Young (R)


City of Ithaca

Common Council

Ward 1

Cynthia Brock (D) (WF)

Anthony J. Hayton (Operation West Hill)

James T. Lukasavage (Ithaca New Cynics)

Ward 2

Seph Murtagh (D) (WF)

Ward 3

Donna Fleming (D)

Ward 4

Graham S. Kerslick (D)

Ward 5 – two seats

(Four year term)

Deborah Mohlenhoff (D)

(Two year term)

Laura Lewis (D)

Melissa Hall (Fall Creek Voice)

Aryeal Jackson (Representation)


Town of Ithaca

Town Justice

Jim Salk (D)

Town Councilperson – three seats

Richard P. DePaolo (D)

Tee Ann Hunter (D)

Patricia A. Leary (D) (Working Families)


Lansing

Town Councilperson – two seats

Robert A. Cree (I) (R)

Doug Dake (I) (R)

Walaa Maharem-Horan (D) (Lansing Lighthouse)

Joseph Wetmore (D) (Green)


Newfield

Town Supervisor

Jeffrey M. Hart (I) (R)

Town Councilperson – two seats

Christine M. Laughlin (I) (R)

Joanne James (D) (Better Newfield)

Town Clerk 

Karen M. Miller-Kenerson (I) (R) (D)

Highway Superintendent 

Kevin C. Berggren (I) (R) (D)


Ulysses

Highway Superintendent

Benjamin Carver (D)

David G. Reynolds (R)

Town Supervisor

Elizabeth Thomas (D)

Town Councilperson – two seats

Nancy Zahler (D)

Richard Goldman (D)


Tompkins County Legislature

District 1

Current representative: Leslyn McBean Clairborne (D) (Working Families)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates: No.

District 2

Current representative: Anna Kelles (D) (Working Families)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates: No.

District 3

Current representative: Carol Chock

Seeking re-election? No.

Other candidates:

District 4

Current representative: Rich John (D) (Bridge Builders)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates:

  • Reed Steberger — (Withdrawn from race but will still appear on ballot)

District 5

Current representative: Jim Dennis

Seeking re-election? No.

Other candidates:

District 6

Current representative: Mike Sigler (R) (I)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates:

District 7

Current representative: Dan Klein (D)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates: No.

District 8

Current representative: David McKenna (R) (I)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates: No.

District 9

Current representative: Glenn Morey (R)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates: No.

District 10

Current representative: Dooley Kiefer

Seeking re-election? No.

Other candidates:

District 11

Current representative: Peter Stein

Seeking re-election: No.

Other candidates:

District 12

Current representative: Will Burbank

Seeking re-election? No.

Other candidates:

District 13

Current representative: Martha Robertson (D) (Working Families)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates: No.

District 14

Current representative: Mike Lane (D) (Protecting Dryden)

Seeking re-election? Yes.

Other candidates:

  • Nathan Busby (R) (I) 

This page was last updated Oct. 10, 2017

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