The 2012 election results from Cattaraugus County have been tallied and winners officially announced.
Ronald D. Ploetz, former Salamanca City Court judge, won a term as Cattaraugus County Court Judge, receiving 24,607 votes. He ran unopposed, with only 26 write-in votes for other candidates.
Joseph G. Keller also ran unopposed for the seat as Cattaraugus County treasurer, receiving 24,613 votes, with 28 write-in votes going to other candidates.
In the race for the position as Cattaraugus County Coroner, Bradley M. Spink defeated David G. Siafakas by a margin of 10,647 votes. Spink received more than 71 percent of the total votes cast.
In the race for Salamanca mayor, it was a much closer story. Carmen A. Vecchiarella narrowly edged out Larry L. Butler with 1,081 votes to Butler's 982 votes.
Ronald S. Ball took 58.025 percent of the vote to beat Richard E. Ingles to become alderman for Ward 1. William R. Labuhn took 51.170 percent of the vote to take the position as alderman for Ward 2. In Ward 3, James K. Griffith ran unopposed, receiving 100 percent of the votes cast to become alderman. Ward 4 also saw a close race for alderman with Michael R. Smith receiving 52.135 percent of the votes that were cast. In Ward 5, Luke S. Stewart garnered 52.809 percent of the votes cast, making him alderman.
In the Town of Dayton, Dana Clabeaux, who ran unopposed, was elected to a three-year term as councilman to fill a vacancy.
Andrew J. Stokes also ran without opposition and was elected to the position of town justice in Ellicottville.
In Randolph, Jeffrey D. Greeley was elected as town justice after he ran unopposed.
For the presidential race, a majority of residents of Cattaraugus County voted Republican with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan taking 55.645 percent of the votes cast. Barack Obama and Joe Biden received 42.242 percent of the votes from Cattaraugus County, with the remaining 2.114 percent of the votes going to other candidates including write-ins.
The race for the United States Senate saw the reverse story in Cattaraugus County with Democrat Kirsten E. Gillibrand taking 55.897 percent of the votes and Republican Wendy Long receiving 42.342 percent.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, took the majority of votes in Cattaraugus County for the U.S. Congress and Catherine M. Young R-C-I-Olean, ran unopposed to continue her position as a state Senator.