Tallies updated by the Westchester County Board of Elections following canvassing of all machine counts and write-in votes for Town Board and Supervisor confirm results touted by candidates following last month’s Republican and Conservative primaries.
Incumbent Supervisor Susan Siegel, who lost the Republican line to Michael Grace, managed to fend off his challenge for the Conservative line with the latest tally giving her a 77-53 win. That gives Siegel two lines from which to defend her job, along with the local Yorktown Better Government line.
Meanwhile, winery owner Tom DeChiaro’s bids to wrest the Republican and Conservative lines from either incumbent Councilman Nick Bianco or challenger Dave Paganelli fell well short. Paganelli led all vote-getters in the Republican primary, and Bianco finished more than 200 votes ahead of DeChiaro. Fellow write-in candidate Ed Ciffone received just 90 votes or 3 percent. The Conservative primary wasn’t even that close. Bianco and Paganelli led with 113 and 102 votes, respectively, to DeChiaro’s 25 votes and the six for Ciffone.
The results, which remain unofficial, effectively eliminate DeChiaro and Ciffone from the November ballot. That leaves a three-way race for supervisor between Grace, Siegel and Democrat Don Petersand a four-way race for two Town Board seats between Democrats Jim Martorano, the incumbent, and Rich Campanaro and Republicans Bianco, a registered Conservative, and Paganelli.
File photos: Top, from left, Peters, Grace and Siegel; Bottom, from left, Bianco, Paganelli, DeChiaro and, below, Ciffone