The unofficial results of yesterday's election can be found on the Columbia County Board of Elections website. Here are the highlights.
In the race for Columbia County district attorney, Democrat Chris Liberati-Conant won with 9,983 votes. His opponent, Ryan Carty received a total of 9,274 votes--7,628 on the Republican line and 1,646 on the Conservative line.
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Democrats also won the two county judge positions: Michael Howard, with a total of 10,397 votes (9,065 on the Democratic line and 1,332 on the Working Families line), and Brian Herman with a total of 9,172 votes (8,122 on the Democratic line and 1,050 on the Working Families line). Their Republican opponents--Joyce Crawford and Robert Gibson--had totals of 7,934 and 8,802 respectively. Both Crawford and Gibson appeared on the Republican and the Conservative lines.
In Hudson, where there were only Democrats running and no contested races, except in the Third Ward, it is interesting to note how many voters went to the polls and chose not to vote for the candidates on the ballot. A total of 1,409 ballots were cast in Hudson. Kamal Johnson, seeking his third term as mayor, received 951 votes; Heather Campbell, who has been city treasurer since 2014, received 1,045 votes; and Tom DePietro, seeking his fourth term as Common Council president, received 916 votes. About a third of the voters who went to the polls chose not to vote for Johnson and DePietro, and about a quarter of those who voted did not vote for Campbell.
In the First Ward, a total of 341 ballots were cast. Claire Cousin, running for a second term as supervisor, received 265 votes; Gary Purnhagen and Margaret Morris, running for seats on the Common Council, received 230 and 278 votes respectively.
In the Second Ward, a total of 190 ballots were cast. Abdus Miah, running for supervisor, received 144 votes; Mohammed Rony and Dewan Sarowar, running for seats on the Common Council, received totals of 110 and 130 votes respectively.
In the Third Ward, a total of 295 ballots were cast. Michael Chameides, running for reelection as supervisor, received a total of 245 votes; Shershah Mizan and Lola Roberts, running for seats on the Common Council, received 201 and 212 votes respectively. Bill Huston, running for the Council on his own "Fiscal Responsibility" line, received 42 votes.
In the Fourth Ward, a total of 228 ballots were cast. Linda Mussmann, seeking reelection as supervisor, received 161 votes. Jennifer Belton and Rich Volo, running for seats on the Common Council, received 148 and 140 votes respectively.
In the Fifth Ward, a total of 355 ballots were cast. Rick Scalera, seeking reelection as supervisor, received 253 votes. Dominic Merante and Vicky Daskaloudi, both seeking reelection to the Common Council, received 224 and 217 votes respectively.
All the unofficial election night results can be found here.
Update: The election results were updated on Wednesday, November 8. The most recent numbers can be found here.
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