Absentee ballots will decide the race for Seneca County Judge. After Tuesday’s vote count, Republican Barry Porsch has a 1-HUNDRED vote lead over Democrat David Ettman. We spoke with Ettman Wednesday, who said he and his small campaign team would not have done anything different heading into Election Day.
There were 910 absentee ballots sent out in Seneca County. Those returned will be counted Tuesday. A phone call placed to Porsch was not immediately returned to our newsroom.
Donna Cathy finished 3rd with 2,938 votes. She released this statement Wednesday afternoon:
“Thank you to the thousands of Seneca County who cast their ballot for me for County Judge. I am truly humbled and honored by your support. “We ran a true grassroots campaign. The beauty of which, to me, restores
relationships, opens new friendships, and renews faith in the wonderful people of this community. While we didn’t have a major party line the showing of support from the conservative, independent and reform voters was strong. I want to extend a special note of appreciation to my family and all those who volunteered to help on this campaign. We could not have gotten as far as we did without you.
Congratulations to Barry Porsch on his preliminary victory and David Ettman on his close second. I wish both of my fellow candidates the best as the absentees are tallied and look forward to working with our next County Judge.”