OLEAN, NY — Nate Smith was re-elected to serve as alderman in Olean's Ward 6.

Smith, who ran on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines, defeated Peyton Kunselman, who was running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines.

Smith received 218 votes, compared to 108 for Kunselman. Two write-in votes were counted.

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Since being elected alderman in 2011, Smith said he has strived to make Olean a place where people want to work and raise a family.

"We need more young people to choose Olean — people who want to live here and grow the city,” Smith said before this year's election

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