By Kellen M. Quigley

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills will continue to serve the 11th District for another term after a sound victory on Tuesday.
Mills, the incumbent Republican candidate, defeated Democratic challenger Kathryn R. Eskew 15,788 to 7,343, according to unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections.

The 11th District represents Orchard Park, Evans, Eden, Boston, Brant, Collins, North Collins, Concord and Sardinia.
Mills, 72, was first elected to the Legislature in 2005.

In the race for Erie County Executive, incumbent Mark C. Poloncarz held onto his position with 109, 901 votes for the Democrat against 95,412 votes for Lynne Dixon, his Republican/Independence challenger.

Poloncarz joined fellow Democrat Dennis T. Gorski as only the second county executive to gain a third term.

In other local elections, Republicans John D. Marsh and Michael D. Domster were elected to the Sardinia Town Board with 454 and 415 votes, respectively. Conservative candidates Douglas J. Morrell and Mandy M. Quinn-Stojek received 303 and 202 votes, respectively.

In North Collins, Democrat David J. Winter defeated Republican Philippe A. Tremblay for Highway Superintendent, 735 votes to 434. For Town Clerk, Democrat Lynn M. DiVincenzo defeated Republican Tara M. Hohman, 636 to 520. For Town Justice, two candidates, Democrat John M. Stevens and Republican Karen A. Ricotta were elected with 924 and 686 votes, respectively. Democrat Jeffrey A. Poblocki received 431 votes.