McDonough switches supervisors

McDONOUGH – In the county’s only other supervisor’s race outside the hotly contested spot for Wards 1,2, and 3 in the City of Norwich, Incumbent Democrat Homer Smith was ousted from his spot as McDonough Supervisor 149-112 in favor of Republican challenger Arrington “Art” J. Canor.

Smith replaced Canor as supervisor four years ago and had defeated the newly elected town chief the past two elections prior to Tuesday night.

Neither Canor or Smith were available for comment Wednesday morning.

Canor’s victory gives Republicans 14 spots on the 23-seat county Board of Supervisors. Democrats hold seven and Independents have two.

The governing council for Chenango County’s second largest municipality, the Town of Greene, is fully Republican after an above-average turnout of voters.

A two-year council seat vacancy left by Democrat Gerald S. Bobier Jr., who resigned in July, was won by Republican and Square Deal candidate Joshua P. Browning. Browning had 592 versus his Democratic rival, Robert W. Raimo, who received 349.

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