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  Erie
County Government
  County Executive  Mark C. Poloncarz 3 19 +6.92%
  County Legislature  Democratic Party Control 0 19 +36.36%
  County Comptroller  Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. 3 17 +10.30%
   County Clerk  Michael P. Kearns 1 18 +1.25%
  County Sheriff  Timothy B. Howard 4 17 +1.58%
  District Attorney  John J. Flynn 2 20 +82.06%
City
 Buffalo  261,310
 Lackawanna  17,588
 Tonawanda  14,819
Village
 Akron  2,968
 Alden  2,529
 Angola  2,134
  Blasdell  Rob Hefner 1 19 +100.00%
  Depew  Kevin Peterson 1 19 +38.07%
 East Aurora  6,242
 Farnham  312
 Gowanda  2,547
 Hamburg  9,696
 Kenmore  15,002
 Lancaster  11,108
 North Collins  1,002
 Orchard Park  3,050
 Sloan  3,450
 Springville  4,288
 Williamsville  5,129
Hamlet
 Erie County Hamlets   
Township
  Alden Town  Dean W. Adamski 1 19 +59.68%
  Amherst Town  Brian Kulpa 1 17 +3.45%
  Aurora Town  James J. Bach 2 19 +48.56%
  Boston Town  Jason A. Keding 1 17 +44.98%
  Brant Town  Mark J. DeCarlo 1 17 +51.59%
  Cheektowaga Town  Diane M. Benczkowski 2 19 +19.41%
  Clarence Town  Patrick Casilio 1 19 +56.12%
  Colden Town  James P. DePasquale 1 17 +66.82%
  Collins Town  Kenneth E. Martin 1 19 +53.94%
  Concord Town  Clyde M. Drake 1 17 +27.37%
  Eden Town  Melissa M. Hartman 1 19 +35.79%
  Elma Town  Wayne A. Clark 1 19 +64.05%
  Evans Town  Mary K. Nytz-Hosler 2 19 +8.43%
  Grand Island Town  John C. Whitney 1 19 +14.90%
  Hamburg Town  James M. Shaw 1 17 +17.96%
  Holland Town  Michael C. Kasprzyk 1 17 +53.18%
  Lancaster Town  Ronald Ruffino Sr. 1 19 +1.30%
  Marilla Town  Earl A. Gingerich Jr. 4 19 +12.56%
  Newstead Town  David L. Cummings 1 19 +56.54%
  North Collins Town  John M. Tobia 1 19 +51.60%
  Orchard Park Town  Eugene Majchrzak 1 20 +100.00%
  Sardinia Town  Beverly A. Gambino 1 17 +57.23%
  Tonawanda Town  Joseph H. Emminger 2 19 +39.11%
  Wales Town  Rickey A. Venditti 9 19 +58.70%
  West Seneca Town  Gary A. Dickson 1 19 +22.03%
Census Designated Place
 Angola on the Lake   
 Billington Heights   
 Cheektowaga   
 Clarence   
 Clarence Center   
 Eden   
 Eggertsville   
 Elma Center   
 Grandyle Village   
 Harris Hill   
 Holland   
 Lake Erie Beach   
 North Boston   
 Town Line   
 University at Buffalo   
 Wanakah   
Reservations
 Cattaraugus Reservation   
 Tonawanda Reservation   
Marketing Area
 Buffalo, NY  *  

Sub-Races
% Of Total VotesOfficeErie WinnerYrErie Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race
5.54% Comptroller   Thomas P. DiNapoli 18 208,594 62.63% -4.31%
5.52% Attorney General   Letitia James 18 169,415 51.17% -11.21%
5.49% President   Joe Biden 20 267,270 56.46% -4.41%
5.51% Senate Class I   Kirsten Gillibrand 18 206,024 61.71% -5.25%
5.55% Senate Class III   Charles E. "Chuck" Schumer 16 284,110 69.21% -1.39%
90.14% NY - District 26   Brian Higgins 20 204,072 70.76% +0.95%
43.98% NY - District 27   Christopher L. Jacobs 20 98,067 58.17% -1.54%
63.52% State Senate 59   Patrick M. Gallivan 20 69,372 69.45% +2.00%
60.89% State Senate 61   Edward A. Rath III 20 47,626 52.97% -0.83%
62.69% NY State Supreme Court 08   Amy C. Martoche 20 270,652 59.94% +6.90%

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Parents > United States > New York > Counties  
Websitehttps://www4.erie.gov/
Established April 02, 1821
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedRP October 23, 2021 09:28pm
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DISCUSSION
 
D:1RP ( 5283.2700 points)
Sun, October 24, 2021 03:43:17 AM UTC0:00
I'm not so sure about having the Mayor/Supervisor race show up under Municipalities and Townships rather than the population. Discussion?

 
Un:9757BrentinCO ( 4072.6860 points)
Sun, October 24, 2021 04:19:49 AM UTC0:00
Yeh. Not knowing much about Erie County, my first take was that each town had an elected supervisor on some sort of Erie County Board of Supervisors.

If this is showing municipal governments who have no county function, then I would say that this isn't structured properly. That there should be a city government container under each municipality with the mayor and town council/commission under it.

 
I:10547WS1234 ( 0.0000 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 02:55:35 PM UTC0:00
Sure!

While these town supervisors do not have a formal county role (they did until 1960), they are the "main race" of a municipality.

This is easy access to data, and as demonstrated by the map, shows easy access to data.


 
D:1RP ( 5283.2700 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 03:07:02 PM UTC0:00
Some issues:

Hides the population figures.

Makes the page very long when adding pictures and may extend the election areas below the maps.

Is Supervisor really the important thing there? How about overall partisan control of the town board? Plus, we want to be consistent across all the states.

 
I:10547WS1234 ( 0.0000 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 03:23:17 PM UTC0:00
Population does not necessarily matter, afterall, this is an election website!

Can we display partisanship by a township map by way of town boards?

 
I:10547WS1234 ( 0.0000 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 03:29:36 PM UTC0:00
I'd also argue that the top map is useless, there should just be a municipality map like the filled out one with each township.

 
D:1RP ( 5283.2700 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 03:48:11 PM UTC0:00
WS1234: Population does not necessarily matter, afterall, this is an election website!

I see your reasoning, but for people unfamiliar with the area, it helps then know which cities/towns are more important.

WS1234: Can we display partisanship by a township map by way of town boards?

Yes. You would create a partisan Control Race as the main Container Race. It has been done in a few areas. The County Legislature here is one.

WS1234: I'd also argue that the top map is useless, there should just be a municipality map like the filled out one with each township.

Are villages inconsequential in New York? They certainly aren't in other areas of the country.

 
D:1RP ( 5283.2700 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 04:11:23 PM UTC0:00
Townships being important I think is a New England only phenomenon. The Midwest has them but they are much less important than the cities/towns/villages are and the rest of the country doesn't have them at all. We could sacrifice consistency and have different states structured differently, but right now the priority for the different Container category types is set globally. Theoretically we could create a different special category type for New England Townships, but that defeats the purpose of those categories (which are already a mess).

 
I:10547WS1234 ( 0.0000 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 06:51:44 PM UTC0:00
Villages in NYS are essentially dissolvable units of government in NY without major political parties, and they really have no real power within the township. For example, the Village of Blasdell here is technically within the Town of Hamburg. Blasdell voters also vote in town elections. They are duplicative in services as well. Completely inconsequential.

 
I:10547WS1234 ( 0.0000 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 06:55:00 PM UTC0:00
To maybe counter your population argument on importance of towns, I think it can be shown when you click on a township on the map and see how many votes were actually cast. If you click on the City of Buffalo, there will be substantially more votes than, let's say, the Town of Brant. This can show implied importance.

 
I:10547WS1234 ( 0.0000 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 06:59:01 PM UTC0:00
Revision: Your argument on the importance of POPULATION, not towns.

 
D:1RP ( 5283.2700 points)
Mon, October 25, 2021 07:57:53 PM UTC0:00
Would anyone else like to chime in?