Incumbents sweep; Palumbo grabs Assembly seat

11/05/2013 8:45 PM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Republican candidates Laverne Tennenberg, Jodi Giglio, Sean Walter and John Dunleavy celebrate victories on election night in downtown Riverhead.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Republican candidates Laverne Tennenberg, Jodi Giglio, Sean Walter and John Dunleavy celebrate victories on election night in downtown Riverhead.

Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter defeated Democratic challenger Angela DeVito in his successful bid for re-election Tuesday, earning 3,917 votes to Ms. DeVito’s 3,090, according to Suffolk County Board of Elections figures.

Jodi Giglio and John Dunleavy, both incumbent Republican councilpeople, earned vote totals of 3,634 and 3,495, respectively, over Democrats Bill Bianchi and Millie Thomas, who registered 3,141 and 3,045 each.

That was an at-large race between the four candidate for two open council seats.

Also in Riverhead Town, incumbent Republican assessor Laverne Tennenberg beat Democratic challenger Greg Fischer, 4,343 to 2,396, and Democratic highway superintendent George (Gio) Woodson beat Conservative challenger Michael Panchak by vote of 4,936 to 1,269.

In local races on the county and state levels, Suffolk County incumbent county Legislator Al Krupski defeated Republican challenger Albie DeKerillis by a wide margin of 12,515 to Mr. DeKerillis’ 4,702 votes.

Meanwhile, in the election to fill a vacant state Assembly seat, Republican Anthony Palumbo defeated Democrat John McManmon, who conceded in downtown Riverhead Tuesday night.

The county’s unofficial results showed Palumbo with 14,607 votes to McManmon’s 10,693, with 88 of 89 election districts in as of about 11:30 p.m.

The Riverhead News-Review reported live throughout election night.

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