The Putnam Examiner

Tendy Tops Levy in Republican Primary

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Putnam County may very well have a new district attorney after eight years.

In one of the most historic upsets in Putnam County history, Bob Tendy upended sitting DA Adam Levy tonight, winning the Republican Primary with relative ease.

With 41 of 42 districts reporting, Tendy had 1,341-1,075 lead, resulting in the Putnam Valley supervisor garnering 55 percent of the vote.

The race between the two hasn’t been pretty, with both critical of each other’s ethics and integrity. Tendy hammered Levy for his alleged involvement in the Alexandru Hossu rape case that ended in acquittal and for a couple of losses in court like an overturned murder conviction and thrown out indictments. The tense relationship between Levy and Sheriff Don Smith has been highlighted, as well.

Levy has fought back, citing a sheriff’s memo that accuses Tendy of interfering in his fiancée DWI case from 2009 and bringing an official complaint against Tendy with the state Board of Election over financial disclosures mishaps.

Levy, who still has the Conservative, Independence, and Reform lines, has vowed to continue to the fight into November’s election.

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