Wrap-up of Contested Town Supervisor Races

In a tight race in Orangetown, Republican newcomer Chris Day, the county executive’s son, defeated the town’s former supervisor, Democrat Thom Kleiner. Day said Kleiner called him to congratulate him on his win, and he complimented Kleiner for running a “gentlemanly” campaign…

Audio: Chris Day

Though he was within striking distance, down only 190 votes with about 600 absentee ballots outstanding, Kleiner said it was not likely he would be able to overcome the gap.

In Clarkstown, GOP supervisor George Hoehmann won re-election over ousted police chief Michael Sullivan, who ran against him as a Democrat. In a statement, Hoehmann said he was “humbled and honored” to be returned to office and he looks forward to working with his colleagues to move Clarkstown forward together. Sullivan wished Hoehmann luck and said he “sincerely hopes that his second term is a successful one, and that Clarkstown will always be a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

In the other contested town supervisor race, in Ramapo, voters stuck with the Democrats, despite the conviction and removal of former supervisor Chris Saint Lawrence earlier this year. Supervisor-elect Michael Specht thanked everyone who came out to vote, declaring “positive change begins now.” His opponent, New Direction candidate Bill Weber called elections “nasty, hard-fought battles” but thanked all the volunteers that helped him and his running mates throughout the entire campaign.

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