Yorktown Supervisor Race Undetermined; GOP Leads Otherwise

Michael Grace
Yorktown Supervisor Candidate Michael Grace
Former Town Supervisor Don Peters
Former Town Supervisor Don Peters

With only two votes separating the Democratic and Republican challengers in the race for Yorktown supervisor the race was too close to call on Tuesday night.

Former supervisor Don Peters, a Democrat, was leading the pack 2,301 votes with GOP candidate Michael Grace right behind him with 2,299 votes, with 86 percent of the districts tallied. Incumbent Susan Siegel, who lost the Republican line in a primary to Grace but continued to run on the Conservative line and a line she created on her own, lagged behind with 1,742 votes.

Problems with three voting machines will prolong the actual determination of this race.

The Yorktown Republican Party still had reason to celebrate as its candidates won the seats for the town board. Councilman Nick Bianco was re-elected with 29 percent of the vote, but it was restaurant owner Dave Paganelli who garnered the most support with 31 percent of the votes.

Paganelli will replace Democrat James Martorano on the board. Martorano, who has been a councilman for twenty years, took the loss well.

“My kudos goes out to all parties including my Republican counterparts,” said Martorano in a statement. “For in the final analysis our enemy is not each other, it is apathy; it is not heated debates but the fact that the rooms they are held in are virtually empty; our enemy is not contentious courtesy of the floor comments but rather the silence of none at all.”

Martorano collected 22 percent of the votes gathered so far and new comer Richard Campanaro got 18 percent of the vote.

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