Port Chester elected Neil Pagano as mayor Tuesday over six-year incumbent Dennis Pilla, and returned four trustees to the village board.
Pagano, 69, a real estate businessman and chair of the village Industrial Development Agency, made his first-ever run for office on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. The unofficial tally, announced at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, had 1,585 votes for Pagano and 1,347 for Democrat Pilla.
In a 10-person race for six trustee seats, four incumbents won re-election, according to unofficial results: Democrats Luis Marino and Daniel Brakewood, Conservative Sam Terenzi and Republican Joseph Kenner. The other two winners were Gene Ceccarelli, who ran independently, and Gregory Adams, a Democrat who has served on the board as an appointed member. Conservative Trustee Bart Didden fell short by placing seventh in the tally.
Here are the vote counts announced by village clerk Janusz Richards:
Luis Marino (D), 2,903
Daniel Brakewood (D), 2,497
Gene Ceccarelli (independent), 2,147
Sam Terenzi (R, C, I), 1,804
Gregory Adams (D), 1,654
Joseph Kenner®, 1,621
Others: Bart Didden (C, I), 1,590: Frank Ferrara, (R) 1,583; Rico Dos Anjos©, 1,156; John Reavis (independent), 443.