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County and town leaders chosen in 2017 elections

Harlem Valley — All across New York, including the Harlem Valley, registered voters came out to cast their ballots for their local, county and state officials, on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Below are the results. 

North East

Out of the four candidates for the North East Town Board, Democrats Christopher Kennan and Ralph Fedele were elected to the two open seats, each for four-year terms. Kennan led with 360 votes, followed by Fedele with 348.

Running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines, candidates Robert Cooper and Edie Greenwood received 342 votes and 337 votes, respectively, and did not obtain offices.

Running for her third term in office as a Democratic candidate, town justice Casey McCabe was re-elected to a four-year term with a total of 494 votes.

Amenia

Running uncontested on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines, incumbent candidate Victoria Perotti was re-elected for a third two-year term as town supervisor with a total of 629 votes.

Also running uncontested on the Republican ticket, the Honorable James Devine was re-elected for another four-year term as town justice with a total of 664 votes.

Garnering a total of 602 votes, Democratic candidate Dawn Marie Klingner was re-elected to the town clerk position. She ran uncontested for the four-year term.

For the highway superintendent position, write-in candidate Megan Chamberlin, a Republican, was elected with 564 votes while her opponent, Better Roads party candidate Donald Cummings, received 206 votes.

Both running as Republican candidates, James Morris and Michele Somogyi were elected to the two seats on the Town Board for the next four years, with 551 votes for Morris and 527 votes for Somogyi. No one else ran for the positions.

Pine Plains

In the town of Pine Plains, Republican candidate Richard Brenner was elected town supervisor with a total of 370 votes. The term is for two years. Brenner’s opponent, Democratic candidate Darrah Cloud, received 348 votes. 

Running uncontested on both the Democratic and Republican party lines, current Town Justice David Humeston was re-elected for another four-year term with 637 votes.

Current Town Assessor Robert Cordella, a candidate on both the Democratic and Republican party lines, was re-elected to serve another four-year term with 641 votes.

For the two seats on the Town Board, Democratic candidate Rory Chase and Republican candidate Matthew Zick were elected to the board with 448 votes for Chase and 352 votes for Zick. The council person’s term is four years. Democratic candidate Christina Smith-Hedges received 307 votes and Republican candidate Gary Cooper 283 votes. 

Millbrook

One seat was vacant for the position of village trustee. Two candidates vied for the position, with incumbent Kyle Van De Water, running on the Republican ticket, winning with 230 votes. Maribeth Rubenstein, on the Democratic and  Listen and Learn party lines,  garnered 200 votes. A total of 430 votes were cast for the seat carrying a four-year term.

Washington

Running unopposed for the position of town supervisor, Gary Ciferri, on the Republican ticket, came in at 1,099 votes, or 100 percent of the vote for the four-year term. 

Running for town of Washington Council seats, candidates Republican Mike Murphy came in at 711 votes while Stephen Turletes, also on the Republican ticket, had 687 votes. The pair won the two open seats on the ballot, with four-year terms. Nallely Hanna was a write-in candidate, and 37 write-in votes counted.

Dutchess County Legislature (District 19)

Running for his third two-year term for District 19 in the Dutchess County Legislature, Gregg Pulver was re-elected with a total of 1,609 votes. For this year’s election, Pulver campaigned on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. Opposing Pulver, Dick Hermans, a Democratic and Working Families candidate, gained 1,478 votes for his campaign.

Dutchess County Legislature (District 25)

For the race, Deirdre Houston, on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform ticket lines, won 1,372 votes and the election. Jimmy Pearson, on the Democrat and Working Party lines, received 1074 votes. A total of 2,447 votes were cast for the two-year position.

New York Supreme Court Justice

Representing the 9th Judicial District, Christi Acker, a Democratic and Working Families candidate, was elected Supreme Court justice with a total of 237,551 votes. Running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines, Acker’s opponent, Linda Murray, received a total of 182,767.