Grace Wins Yorktown Supervisor Race
With 100 percent of the districts reported Michael Grace has unofficially won the Yorktown town supervisor race, according to the Westchester Board of Elections website.
In the latest tallies Grace, a former town attorney who has a law practice across the street from town hall, beat his opponents former town supervisor Don Peters and incumbent Susan Siegel by collecting 38 percent of the vote as compared to their respective 34 percent and 28 percent.
The election could not be called Tuesday night because the battle between Grace and Peters was too close to call and a broken machine prohibited the poll workers from getting the results from three districts.
The current count has Grace collecting 2,764 votes, Peters receiving 2,538 votes and Siegel garnering 2,065 votes.
Grace’s name appeared on only one line of the ballot, the Republican candidate, while Peters and Siegel had multiple lines.
Peters was the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families lines. Siegel had the conservative line and the Yorktown Better Government line.
Grace secured the Republican line after beating Siegel, who was initially the endorsed Republican candidate, in the September primary by 296 votes.
Grace’s victory comes during a year of low voter turnout. This year there were 7,367 votes counted for town supervisor. In 2009 there were over 8,600 ballots cast.
There are still about 200 absentee ballots that need to be counted.
The Board of Elections has 25 days to certify the election.
Adam has worked in the local news industry for the past two decades in Westchester County and the broader Hudson Valley. Read more from Adam’s author bio here.