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Election 2023 results: Smith wins Wellsville Highway contest


Brian Smith received 474 votes, Brad Loucks 277

By Andrew Harris

In the election for the top paying job in the town of Wellsville government the incumbent put the rare challenge to rest.

Brian Smith, a longtime employee of the Town of Wellsville Highway Department and current elected Highway Superintendent, a Republican, was re-elected to the office.

Brian Smith

Brad Loucks’ challenge fell short by almost 200 votes, only 755 votes were cast. Loucks ran for the seat on the Highway Party and Democratic Party ticket, which itself is rare in Allegany County politics. Loucks is a key man with the Otis Minnesota(Otis Eastern) company based in Wellsville NY for two decades.

Smith, happy to be re-elected had this to say after confirmation of his win:

“I just want to thank the voters in the town of Wellsville for the support. I plan to repay that support in hard work for the residents and taxpayers of the town.”

In other town of Wellsville races, the candidates were not contested. Current Supervisor Shad Alsworth, Town Clerk Danielle Osgood, and Tax Collector Sally Boehl were relected. Town board member Greg Day was formally elected after being appointed earlier in the year. Newcomer and Democrat Nick Gunning was elected to the board as well, providing town of Wellsville residents with the first fully elected board since 2022.

Read the complete results below from the Allegany County Board of Elections:

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