There were a few surprises in area village elections last week.
In Honeoye Falls, Mayor Rick Milne fended off a write-in campaign by Pamela Scully to earn another term. He received 87 votes. Scully, who owns Bodywork Kneaded in the village, received 62 votes.
Milne confirmed that this would be his last term.
“I love being mayor but 12 years is a long time,” Mayor Milne said. “But, had someone been active by coming to meetings, come forward earlier as a candidate and gotten signatures and had stated that they wanted the job, I would not have run this year. I believe we need more people involved in village government.”
As of press time, the paper had not heard from Scully regarding an inquiry as to whether she would make another run for village office in the future.
The two village trustees, Shari Stottler (124 votes) and James Alfieri (107 votes) were returned to office for four year terms. Sheldon Boyce, Jr. received 133 votes to be re-elected as a village justice.
In Lima, incumbent John Correll was returned to office as a village trustee with 168 votes. Newcomer John Wadach, however, beat out incumbent Jean Lacey for the other village trustee position. Wadach received 124 votes and Lacey 115 votes.
In Pittsford, incumbent Mayor Robert Corby received 109 votes to earn re-election. Lili Lanphear (115 votes) and Frank Galusha (113 votes) earned four-year terms as village trustees.
In Scottsville, Todd Shero beat out Maggie Ridge and Christie Offen for the three-year term as a village trustee. Shero received 181 votes to Ridge’s 131 and Offen’s 41.