As early as last week, Michaelis was planning a primary election victory party at Peppino’s Restaurant in Katonah.
Tonight, he’s tentatively celebrating victory over Noth Salem challenger Lisa Douglas.
“We’re thrilled with the results,” Michaelis, a Bedford resident, said. He feels that the numbers show that people in District 2 want change, and he talked about his support for County Executive Rob Astorino’s fiscal policies.
While the Michaelis camp did not definitively declare victory, they feel confident that the results will hold.
“We feel pretty strong about the numbers,” said Britta Vander Linden, who is helping to run his campaign.
By shortly after midnight, unofficial results posted on the Westchester County Board of Elections website were pointing toward a Michaelis victory.
Michaelis leads 823 votes to Douglas’ 389 votes, with 69 percent of the election districts counted.
District 2 encompasses Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge and Somers.
When reached at approximately 10:30 p.m., a representative from Douglas’ campaign said she was not ready to concede the race.
The winner of tonight’s primary faces the incumbent, Peter Harckham of Katonah, in November.
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