Update: Joe Gibson is new mayor in Dresden, Penn Yan and Dundee results

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Dresden voters have elected Joe Gibson as their new mayor. Gibson, the only official candidate on the ballot, received 48 votes, but Trustee Tom McGuigan received 35 write-in votes for the mayoral post.

Trustee Dan Egburtson, who had held a trustee seat in the past and was then re-appointed in December when David Wernsing resigned, was elected to a full term on the board by write-in votes, defeating candidate Anthony Conley by one vote. Thirty-eight voters cast write-in ballots for Egburtson while 37 cast ballots for Conley. One voter cast a write-in ballot for Conley for mayor, and one voter cast a write-in ballot for Gibson as trustee. There were 11 absentee ballots and six ballots were void.

Yates County election commissioners Robert Brechko (D) and Amy Daines (R) re-canvased the ballots. Village Clerk Terry Dilts says the recanvasing was done because of some discrepencies on the ballots.

Here are the results from other village elections:

In Penn Yan, incumbent Christine Christensen was elected to return to the seat she's held since last year, when Mayor Robert Church appointed her to fill the seat he vacated. She recieved 109 votes. Ken Kamholtz recieved 17 write in votes, and Ken Knepple and Robert Hawley each received one write in vote.

In Dundee, Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr. was re-elected with 89 votes. Former Mayor Craig Prior received three write-in votes; Glen Miller, two write-in votes; Judy Duquette and Michael Shepardson each received one write-in vote.

Trustees Warren Smith and Greg Wright each received 74 votes to be re-elected. Jeremy Hall received 37 votes and Dana Gibson received two write in votes.