Rockland’s County Executive Republican Ed Day cruised into a third term last night, and with over 73% of the vote, defeated Democrat L’Tanya Watkins, a defense attorney who was making her first run for office. It was close, but in Stony Point, residents turned down a developer’s plan to take over the golf course and Letchworth Village property, we’ll have more on that coming up.
In other election returns, Clarkstown Supervisor Republican George Hoehmann easily defeated Democrat Jeffrey Greenberg. In the Town Board race, Ward 1’s incumbent Republican Frank Borelli beat Democrat Adam Kaufman, Ward 2’s incumbent Republican Michael Graziano beat Democrat Shari Lin Fischberg, Ward 3 incumbent Republican Donald Franchino beat Democrat Sam Salgado-Hernandez, and Ward 4 Democrat Patrick Carroll ran unopposed. In Clarkstown’s Justice race, Scott Ugell and Leslie Kahn were the winners. Democrat Justin Sweet had a comfortable lead for Town Clerk.
In Stony Point, Republican incumbent Jim Monaghan easily won his fourth two-year term, defeating local attorney, Democrat Michael Diederich. Republicans Keith Williams and Todd Rose defeated Mari Morrison Rodriguez and Lauren Schimko for board seats.
First-term Orangetown supervisor Republican Teresa Kenny ran unopposed and won her second term. Kenny said there’s much to be accomplished in the next two years, things that COVID brought to a halt…
There were two spots up on the Orangetown town board, with Republicans Thomas Diviny and Brian Donohue grabbing those seats.
In the village of Suffern, incumbent Republican Mayor Edward Markunas appears to have lost to Democrat Michael Curley, 52-48 percent. Incumbent trustee Democrat Jo Meegan Corrigan appeared to hold on to her seat while Republican Frank Hagen won the second seat on the board.
Haverstraw supervisor Howard Phillips and Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht ran unopposed, as did Spring Valley mayor Alan Simon, Nyack mayor Don Hammond, Piermont mayor Bruce Tucker and South Nyack mayor Bonnie Christian.
In other area races of interest, Democrat Eric Adams will be the next mayor of New York City, after he defeated Republican Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa. In New Jersey the governor’s race between incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli was too close to call. Westchester County Executive George Latimer was reelected.
There were five state ballot propositions this year, with voters approving Prop Two, which adds a right to clean water, clean air, and a healthful environment to the state constitution’s Bill of Rights. Voters also said yes to Prop Five, which will expand New York City’s Civil Court jurisdiction. The three propositions that dealt with voting issues, props 1, 3 and 4, were too close to call, but “No” was leading on all three.
Lohud.com reported turnout was low, at just less than 25%.