Incumbent Monroe County Clerk Jamie Romeo won her Democratic primary on the strength of an overwhelming tally in absentee votes, overcoming first-time candidate Jennifer Boutte.
Boutte led Romeo by 900 votes out of 25,800 cast after the initial count of early-voting and Election Day machine ballots. But 32,500 absentee ballots were cast in the race — and Romeo was the pick on nearly two-thirds of them, according to unofficial results released Wednesday afternoon.
Romeo won by more than 8,500 votes, according to those results.
Political newcomers fared well in state legislative races. Jeremy Cooney won the Democratic primary in the 56th state Senate race, Sarah Clark in the 136th state Assembly primary and Demond Meeks in the 137th Assembly district race.
Incumbent state Assemblyman Harry Bronson handily won his Democratic primary. Barring a loss in November, he will be the lone veteran state lawmaker from Monroe County to return to Albany.
Unofficial results Election results as published by the Monroe County Board of Elections for the June 23 primary. The unofficial totals include ballots cast in early voting, on Primary Day, and via absentee ballot or affadavit. (► denotes winner). County Clerk DEM ► Jamie Romeo 33,427 Jennifer Boutte 24,860 25th Congress DEM ► Joseph Morelle 41,132 Robin WIlt 19,286 27th Congress REP Stefan Mychajilw 119 Beth Parlato 531 ► Chris Jacobs 1,440 27th Congress LBT Nicholas Phelps 1 ► Duane Whitmer 3 State Senate 56 DEM ► Jeremy Cooney 10,403 Hilda Enid Rosario Escher 4,560 Sherita Traywick 4,369 State Senate 61 DEM ► Kim Smith 3,650 Jacqualine Berger 1,598 Joan Elizabeth Seamans 813 State Senate 61 IND Andrew Gruszka 67 ► Edward Rath 95 Assembly 134 DEM ► Carolyn Carroll 4,506 Dylan Dailor 1,197 Assembly 136 DEM ► Sarah Clark 8,982 Justin Wilcox 3,940 Nelson Lopatin 1,235 Assembly 137 DEM Ernest Flagler 3,429 ► Demond Meeks 4,520 Ann Lewis 1,945 Silvano Orsi 338 Assembly 138 DEM Alex Yudelson 5,416 ► Harry Bronson 7,303 County Court Judge WOR ► Meredith Vacca 99 Derek Harnsberger 32 County Court Judge LBT ► Meredith Vacca 85 Derek Harnsberger 34 County Court Judge IND ► Meredith Vacca 1,333 Derek Harnsberger 460 County Court Judge SAM Derek Harnsberger 2 ► Meredith Vacca 3 Surrogate Court Judge WOR Christopher Ciaccio 61 ► Elena Cariola 76 Surrogate Court Judge GRE Christopher Ciaccio 52 ► Elena Cariola 59 Surrogate Court Judge IND Christopher Ciaccio 732 ► Elena Cariola 1,054 Surrogate Court Judge SAM ► Christopher Ciaccio 5 Elena Cariola 1 Ogden Highway Superintendent REP Richard Vargo 557 ►Dan Wolf 712 Pittsford Town Justice DEM ► Michael Ansaldi 2,138 Michael Nolan 937 Pittsford Town Justice LBT ► Michael Ansaldi 4 Robert Shaddock 1 Michael Nolan 1 Pittsford Town Justice IND ► Robert Shaddock 48 Michael Nolan 45 Michael Ansaldi 45 Rush Town Council REP ► Phyllis Wickerham 220 Carl Ast 212