Election Results Are In

After a long day at the polls for voters and a long night waiting for candidates, the results are in for the 2013 General Election. In the most anticipated race for the first new County Executive in Twenty years Republican Ed Day was elected in with 36,542 votes to Democrat David Fried’s 32,311 votes, making it 52% for Day and 46% for Fried. Surrounded by family and supporters at his victory celebration Day stated, “We’re going to return this county to the great county it is, I’m going to expend every ounce of my strength to get there.” Day earlier stated that as Executive he would reduce his salary, which currently pays $155,087 a year, as a part of his plan to reduce spending, form new businesses, and cut pay to reduce the $128,000,000 deficit the county is under. In the town supervisor races all incumbents remain in their positions, except for Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart who trailed just a small 36 votes behind Walter Wettje’s 5,948 votes. In another hotly contested race Republican Wayne Ballard will continue his Sixteen- year position as Clarkstown Highway Superintendent with 9,992 votes to Democrat Dennis Malone’s 9,730. For superintendent of Highways for Haverstraw, Orangetown, and Ramapo the winners are George Wargo, James Dean, and Anthony Sharan. The new mayor of Suffern will be Patricia Abato with 860 votes. For mayor of Spring Valley Demeza Delhomme won with 1,407 votes. The anticipated proposal that will allow New York State to build privatized casinos passed 34,024 yes to 25,169 no. About the proposal Governor Cuomo stated, “This vote will keep hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year in neighboring states right here in New York, while increasing revenue for local schools, lowering property taxes, and bringing proper regulation to the industry.”

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