We were here ‘til after midnight at LoHud election central, but not all precincts in Sound Shore communities had reported by the time the Board of Elections called it a night and ceased updating their web site’s tallies. This morning, the count has yet to resume. Here’s where things stand:
New Rochelle: Independence line attracts few voters
The Independence Party primary for three City Council seats failed to attract many voters.
As of 11:15 Tuesday night, in Council District 4, Kevin Barrett and Ivar Hyden were locked at three votes each.
In District 5, incumbent Barry Fertel had six votes to challenger Ilyse L. Spertus’ 13. And in District 6, Stephen Mayo led Shari Rackman 26 votes to six.
Incumbent Councilman Louis Trangucci and challenger Roberto Lopez were waging write-in campaigns to win the Independence Party’s nomination for District 1.
Pelham: Huff, DeChiaro get GOP line for justice
For decades, the names of Pelham’s two town justices were fixtures: Stephen Huff and Anthony Pasquantonio.
When the latter decided not to run again, it provided a rare opening on the bench.
Republican voters on Tuesday re-nominated Huff with 321 votes and named John DiChiaro as their choice to replace Pasquantino, giving him 309 votes. Stephen Ruffino finished last in the field with 256 votes.
Huff and DiChiaro will face Democrats Mercedes Maldonado and George Bischof in November.
Harrison: Canter appears to have 3 party lines
Nelson E. Canter appeared on his way toward beating out two incumbent town judges in two separate primary elections Tuesday, according to partial results from the county Board of Elections.
Canter already had the local Republican party’s endorsement, but could appear on the Independence and Conservative lines as well. With 80 percent of the votes reported, he received 42 votes in the Independence primary and 27 in the Conservative primary, according to unofficial results.
Pasquale G. Gizzo, another newcomer, will also appear on the Conservative line. He received 41 votes in the Conservative primary.
The second Independence line appeared to be going to incumbent Ronald B. Bianchi, who received 33 votes with 80 percent reporting. Seeking his second term, Bianchi also has the Democratic nomination.
Marc J. Lust, an incumbent, has the nominations of both the local Republican and Democratic parties.
Rye Town: GOP’s Carvin leads for Conservative line
Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin, a Republican, appears to have also secured the Conservative line for this November’s election. With 90 percent of votes recorded in Tuesday’s Conservative party primary, Carvin led Rico Dos Anjos by nine votes, 71 to 62.
Carvin, a global hedge-fund manager and Rye Brook resident, also has the Independence party endorsement, while Dos Anjos is the Democratic candidate.
Rye Town is a thin layer of local government charged mainly with collecting taxes in Port Chester, Rye Brook and the Rye Neck school district.