Vogt maintains 41-vote edge on election night

DANSVILLE — It was a full Republican sweep at the Village of Dansville elections on Tuesday night.

Mayor Peter Vogt tentatively won his third term in a close race with unofficial results at 364 votes for Vogt and 323 for Democratic challenger Keith Petti. Absentee ballots remain to be counted. 

Vogt said that he will finish out his third term, but doesn’t plan on running again in four years.

“It is time for new young blood to come in,” he said. “I want to finish what I promised the voters I would do this term.”

Dan Rittenhouse was re-elected as trustee, Floyd Sick was elected trustee, and Josh Weidman was re-elected village justice.

Vogt said he is glad that this election race is behind him now.

“I feel really good about being re-elected as mayor,” he said. “I am just glad that this election is behind me now, and I can focus on serving the people of Dansville.”

Vogt has several projects he is working on this year such as the History Walking Tour, Inspirational Trail, and streets and maintenance.

“I want to congratulate Mr. Petti on a well-run campaign,” Vogt said. “We had some disagreements on some things, but that is all behind me now. What I want to focus on now is what the people elected me to do.”

Keith Petti said that he congratulates Mr. Vogt on his third-term win, pending the final count. 

“I want to thank everyone who supported me, and came out to vote for me,” he said. “It was a really tight race. We will see when the absentee ballots come in.”

Petti said that he will not be running again in the next election.