Perhaps the most surprising result of Tuesday's primary election... the race for Henrietta Town Supervisor.
Jim Breese was soundly defeated in both the Republican and Independent primaries.
Breese has been town supervisor for 22 years. He's going to be on November's ballot, but under the Conservative Party He tells News 8 he's going to stop actively campaigning for the job. "People know where I stand on issues, and they know me, they don't by now, they're not paying attention. So I don't see any need to actively campaign. It's been a long campaign already. I think people are tired of this campaign already," says Breese.
The man who defeated Breese is Mike Yudelson. He says there a lot work that needs to be done with Henrietta. we really want to build a community consensus about what we want to have going forward," says Yudelson.
That's one of the main issues of Mike Yudelson's campaign...Henrietta's future image. Many would say thats the issue which may have won Yudelson the Republican and Independence party lines.
"So as we went door to door, we were talking to Republican and Independence party voters for both primaries to talk about what was going on in town," says Yudelson. "They were concerned about the openess of town government, something that we had really talked about a lot. Feeling comfortable to come to town hall and participate in the meetings," he continues.
Rachel Warren, who heads Henrietta Neighbors United says "If you didn't agree with the powers that be, it didn't get done."
While Henrietta is known as a melting pot of all kinds of different development, what its community members say it's lacking is a community vision. "Henrietta is a town that doesn't have a commonly recognized four corners. It becomes a source of civic pride, kind of just helps the overall image and how people feel about the town," says Yudelson.
Vacant buildings are also a big issue in this campaign. Henrietta seems to go through stages of filling them. Yudelson wants to find different ways to encourage businesses to go there.