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Kenny Wins in Orangetown; Incumbents Re-Elected in Nyack; Foley Wins By 66 votes

Teresa Kenny will succeed current Orangetown Supervisor Chris Day. Kenny is the first woman elected as town supervisor in Orangetown.

Nyack, Nov 5 — Orangetown has elected its first female town supervisor. Teresa Kenny, in her first run for public office, bested former Orangetown Supervisor Thom Kleiner, 59% to 41%. Kenny will succeed current Town Supervisor Chris Day who declined to run for re-election.

Nyack Trustees Marie Lorenzini and Elijah Reichlin- Melnick were re-elected to another two year term. Reichlin-Melnick received 44% of the votes cast; Lorenzini recorded 37%.  Independent Joe Carlin finished third with 19%. Both Lorenzini and Reichlin- Melnick won the June Democratic primary, in a village where more than 6 in 10 voters are registered Democrats. Nyack Mayor Don Hammond was unopposed in seeking his second term in office.

In the race to represent South Nyack and Piermont for Rockland County Legislature District 17, GOP challenger James Foley edged out incumbent Democrat Nancy Low Hogan by 66 votes, winning 50.7% to 49.3%. The difference between the candidates was only 1.38%.

South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian ran unopposed and was re-elected with 78% of the vote (22% were tallied for write-in candidates). Trustees Catherine McCue and Nancy Willen were re-elected with 43% and 45% respectively (write-in votes accounted for 12%).

Republican Mike Graziano received more than twice as many votes as his next challenger to win the Ward 2 Race for the Clarkstown Town Council. Graziano received 65% of the votes cast; Democrat Dan Garcia and Rick Tannenbaum received 32% and 3% respectively.

Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann easily won re-election winning 67% of the votes cast, defeating Democrat Nicole Doliner (32%).

Democrat Harriet Cornell (72%) was re-elected to the Rockland County Legislature defeating GOP challenger Eric Meier (28%).

Voter Turnout

  • Four out of ten (43%) eligible Orangetown voters cast a ballot for town supervisor in this off year election.
  • In Nyack, turnout was only 37%, in a race that was largely decided last June in the Democratic Primary.
  • South Nyack had a 43% turnout, for uncontested trustee and mayoral races, however a late write-in campaign produced almost 400 “under votes” where voters chose not to vote for one or more of the listed races.

Early Voting

  • Over 6800 Rockland County registered voters (3.4%) went to the polls prior to Election Day
  • Five percent (1,760) of Orangetown voters cast their ballots early.
  • In the Village of Nyack, 113 of the 4,442 (2.5%) registered voters early-voted.

All totals are preliminary results from the Rockland County Board of Elections prior to absentee votes being counted.


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