Rochester – Monroe County Clerk Jamie Romeo, who is the CSEA endorsed candidate running to keep her seat that Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed her to in February, will carry the Democratic line in the November general election, according to unofficial primary results released today by the Monroe County Board of Elections.
On Primary Election Day June 23, Romeo finished slightly behind challenger Jennifer Boutte when polls closed. However, more Monroe County voters cast absentee and affidavit ballots than visited polling sites. Romeo carried close to 65 percent of those 32,502 votes. With all ballots counted, Romeo received 57 percent of the 58,319 votes cast in the race while Boutte received the remaining 43 percent.
Prior to taking the county clerk position, Romeo held the 136th NYS Assembly District seat.
CSEA Western Region President Steve Healy says he never doubted that Romeo would win the primary. “Jamie is an excellent leader in government and a good friend to CSEA. CSEA is going to work very hard on her campaign to make sure we continue our partnership,” he said.
Romeo will face Republican County Legislator Karla Boyce in November’s general election. Romeo will also have the Working Families Party and Independence Party lines, while Boyce will have the Conservative Party line.
The Monroe County Board of Elections is expected to certify the results in the coming days.