Amanuensis Monday - Election Day Edition
Robert A. Casell Victor In Race for Supervisor
Robert A. Casell, Democrat-Liberal, a locomotive engine man on the Penn Central Railroad for 17 years Tuesday, won the supervisor race in the Town of Alden after an unsuccessful attempt two years ago. He captured 1,826 votes to 1,571 for Republican William L. Risher, a former mayor of the Village of Alden.
In the race for the four-year term as councilman, Republican Donald J. Donnelly, now completing his third term as superisor, and Democrat Gabriel P. Ciulla, won. Donnelly who did not seek re-election as supervisor, had 1,798 votes, Ciulla, 1,809, Republican Everett J. Beyers, an incumbent, had 1,666, and Joseph Sank Jr., Democrat had 1,424.
Savage Is Victor
In the race for the two-year term as councilman, Republican Ronald L. Savage beat Democrat Robert Wojciechowski [next door neighbor to my grandfather, Robert Casell], 2,017 to 1,320.
Republican William S. Sivecz won the town justice post with 1,926 votes to 1,462 for Democrat Gerald J. Butler.
Democrat Louise E. Morris defeated the late incumbent Republican, Agnes R. Borden, for the post of reveiver of taxes. Mrs. Borden died last Thursday but her name had to remain on the ballot.
On the proposition on whether the town supervisor post should be made a four-year term instead of two, the town voted against it with a vote of 1,575 against to 816 for.
With Alden's population growth, it has recently been upgraded to a first class town, requiring four councilmen instead of two.