Incumbent Yorktown Supervisor Susan Siegel is trailing both her challengers in the town’s first three-way race for the top spot at Town Hall in 14 years.
If the trend holds, Yorktown will have its fourth change in supervisors since Linda Cooper stepped down in 2007.
Meanwhile, incumbent Councilman Nick Bianco and challenger and fellow GOP candidate Dave Paganelli hold commanding leads for two seats on the Town Board.
If that holds, it would signal the end of Councilman Jim Martorano’s 20-year tenure on the Town Board. Its senior member, Martorano was seeking a sixth term but trails by a wide margin. He issued the following statement earlier today, which may indicate that he foresaw just such an outcome.
Congratulations and thank you to all the wonderful citizens of Yorktown who came out to vote today in solid numbers.
Special thanks go to the candidates and campaign workers who participated in today’s election. Thank you for caring, for believing in the democratic process, for putting time, sweat and effort on behalf of your particular party or candidate.
My kudos goes out to all parties including my Republican counterparts. 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.
For in order for our Democracy to work it must be truly vibrant. What we must always cherish is not winning and losing but the free exchange of ideas which should be done with civility, respect and humanity. These have always been my personal guiding principles.
So tonight we celebrate our extraordinary democracy. This evening especially we must remember that we are ALL YORKTOWNERS. Irrespective of the outcome I sincerely applaud all the candidates who have sacrificed so much so that we can exercise our democratic right to choose our leaders.
There are no losers tonight!
Councilman Jim Martorano