Robbins Retains Supervisor Seat

Jesse Robbins is pictured during Election Day, Tuesday. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Busti Town Supervisor Jesse Robbins will continue for a third term, as decided by voters Tuesday night.

Robbins, who received 1,170 votes (54.37%), was the top vote getter ahead of the Democratic challenger Rudy Mueller, who received 982 votes (45.63%).

Mueller was endorsed by the Democratic, Working Families, Libertarian and Independence parties while Robbins was endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties.

Unofficial results are provided by the Chautauqua County Board of Elections. Additionally, absentee ballots have not been counted and may affect this race.

Speaking at the Republican election watch party, Robbins celebrated his lead and the apparent change of the town’s board members.

Elected to the Busti Town Board are Paul Gustafson who received 1,592 votes (42.33%) and James Andrews who received 1,601 votes (42.57%). Michael Jones, who was not elected, received 564 votes (15%).

“I now have a good solid Republican board,” Robbins said.

Going forward, Robbins said he intends on lowering taxes, which he was highly criticized for by his opponent. Robbins said his future goals of reducing the tax burden for town residents align with the goals of the incoming board members.

“They all have the same vision I do,” Robbins said.

Also during the election, William Geary, running unopposed for town justice, received 1,666 votes (99.70%).

Darlene H. Nygren, running unopposed for town clerk, received 1,829 votes (99.89%).


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