October 20, 2021

Masler leads 3 GOP winners

Mark Masler of Cortlandville led all candidates for one of three seats on the state Supreme Court in the 6th Judicial District, with 550 of 591 election districts reporting Tuesday night.

Masler had 78,813 votes in the 10-county district to 72,680 for Chris Baker of Chemung County, 67,166 for Oliver Blaise III of Broome County, 53,133 for Claudette Newman of Chenango County and 51,743 for Peter Charnetsky of Broome County. The tallies are from 588 of the 591 districts.

The three winners, all Republicans, get a 14-year term.

In Cortland County, Masler got 5,853 votes to 4,447 for Baker, 4,110 for Blaise, 3,009 for Newman and 2,619 for Charnetsky in complete but unofficial results.

The Sixth Judicial District includes Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

Masler, a Republican, had been a principal law clerk since 2008 to Justice Philip Rumsey. Masler gave Rumsey legal advice on cases. Since 2017, he had been Rumseyís law clerk at the Appellate Divisionís Third Department.

He was born and raised in Broome County, and has lived in Truxton, Cortland and now Cortlandville.

Baker has been a Chemung County Court judge since 2016 and acting Supreme Court justice since 2018. Blaise is a partner at Coughlin & Gerhart in Binghamton.

Newman, a Democrat, is court attorney for Chenango County Judge Frank B. Revoir and the Butternuts town justice. Chartnetsky, a Democrat, is a family court judge and an acting Supreme Court justice.

7th Judicial District

In the 7th Judicial District, Matthew Rosenbaum was re-elected with 163,611 votes, in complete but unofficial results.

He will be joined by Kevin Nasca, with 141,920 votes, defeating Meredith Vacca, who had 127,766 votes.

The 7th District includes Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.

In Cayuga County, Rosenbaum, a Republican and Conservative, got 10,532 votes. Republican and Conservative Nasca got 8,685 votes and Democrat and Libertarian Vacca got 6,593 votes.