Just a few races on election ballot


Statewide races fill Schoharie County's November 4 ballot, though there are a few local races, also.
Seven towns and villages have local contests:
In Blenheim, Democrat Ralph Arrandale is running unopposed for justice. Republican Renee Grabowski and Democrat Michael Mattice are contending for a councilman's unexpired term.
In Conesville, Democrat Paul Hilliker and Republican David Porter are running for highway superintendent.
In Fulton, Jeffrey Shelly and Susan Duffy are cross-endorsed for two justice seats. Also, voters will decide whether to go from a two-justice system to one.
In Schoharie, Ken Knutson is running unopposed for justice.
Sharon voters will act on a proposition to raise the town's contribution to the Sharon Springs Free Library by $860. The new total would be $43,860.
Village of Cobleskill voters will pick two trustees. Howard Burt is seeking re-election, and Tom Johnstone is running for the seat held by Nancy Getman, who is not seeking re-election.
In the Village of Esperance, Charles Johnston is unopposed for mayor.
Statewide, incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing a challenge from Rob Astorino.
Democrat Thomas DiNapoli is seeking re-election against Republican Robert Antonacci.
Republican John Cahil is challenging Democrat Eric Schneiderman for attorney general.
Democrat Justin Corcoran is running against Republican Lisa Fisher for supreme court justice in the Third Judicial District.
Incumbent Republicans Senator Jim Seward and Assemblyman Pete Lopez are unopposed in their re-election bids.
On the federal level, Republican Congressman Chris Gibson is seeking re-election against Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge.
Several state propositions are on the ballot:
•Number One would establish a commission for redistricting legislative and congressional districts.
•Number Two would allow electronic distribution to state legislative bills to assemblymen and senators.
•Number Three is the Smart Schools Bond Act, which would authorize the sale of $2 billion in state bonds for classroom technology and other projects.