Perkins, Parks among winners in Dansville, Wayland village elections

Charlie Perkins won a seat on the Dansville Board of Trustees, while Michael Parks won reelection as Wayland's mayor

Chris Potter
The Evening Tribune

DANSVILLE — Former Dansville police chief Charlie Perkins won a seat on the Village of Dansville Board of Trustees Tuesday night. 

Perkins was the leading vote-getter in the unofficial results reported by the Livingston County Board of Elections. Perkins had 326 votes, good for 34.83% of the total 586 ballots cast. Perkins ran on the Democratic and Allegiance Party lines after failing to secure a spot at the Republican Party caucus. Perkins netted 257 votes on the Democratic line and 69 on the Allegiance Party line. 

Charlie Perkins gives a meet and greet at CB's Bar and Grill to discuss running for village trustee.

Three candidates were running for two trustee positions. Republican incumbents Mike Nagle and Norm Zeh trailed Perkins in the unofficial results Tuesday night. Nagle was in second with 312 votes (33.33%), winning reelection, while Zeh had 297 votes (31.73%). There was one write-in vote. 

Republican Scott Kenney ran unopposed for Dansville village justice and received 428 votes, 99.77% of the tally. 

Elsewhere in Livingston County, Republican Joel Mike won the mayoral race in Mount Morris with 224 votes, good for 73.2%. Mike defeated challenger Frank Provo, who received 73 votes (23.86%). 

William Manthey and Timothy Bryant, cross-endorsed by Republicans and Democrats, were elected to new terms on the Mount Morris board of trustees. Jeffery Coniglio was also cross-endorsed by both parties and was elected to fill an unexpired term. 

In Livonia, Republicans Daniel Coon and Christopher Genthner were elected to full terms on the board of trustees, with Annettee Meade elected to fill an unpaired term. 

Parks wins mayoral race in Wayland 

WAYLAND — Village of Wayland Mayor Michael Parks was reelected to a new term Tuesday. 

Parks, a Democrat, netted 118 votes to fend off a challenge from Eric L. Williams, who ran on the Independent line. Williams secured 79 votes. Parks has served as mayor since 2013. 

Democrat incumbent trustee candidate Richard Saxton, left, and Democrat incumbent mayoral candidate Michael Parks, right, are secured reelection in the Village of Wayland Tuesday.

Voters also reelected two trustees to the Wayland village board. Republican Aimee Campbell secured 142 votes and Democrat Richard Saxton netted 135 votes to return to their seats on the board. Campbell and Saxton ran unopposed. 

Michael Horton also ran unopposed for village justice. Horton, a Republican, was cross-endorsed by the Democratic Party. Horton received 81 votes on the Republican line and 96 on the Democratic line.