Westchester legislative race: Five Republicans win write-in upsets for Independence line | Bedford Hills Real Estate

Five Republican candidates for Westchester Board of Legislators have won write-in primaries that will put their names on the Independence line on the general election ballot.

The Independence Party froze Republicans out of the line in contested races this year and nine were able to challenge the endorsed candidates, all Democrats, through the write-in process called opportunity to ballot. The line could help Republicans in close races.

“This is a very gratifying victory for my campaign but more important, it is a victory for the principles of fair and honest elections,” said Legislator Sheila Marcotte, who won her write-in challenge in District 10. “The true spirit of the Independence Party has been affirmed by the rank and file members.  The huge margin of victory in this race is a clear rebuke to the back room-dealing and patronage-begging that the Independence Party bosses have engaged in.”

Here are unofficial results from the Westchester Board of Elections:

District 1 (Peekskill, Buchanan, Yorktown)

Duane Jackson, D, 113

John Testa*, R, 127

District 2 (northeast Westchester)

Peter Harckham*, D, 164

Andrea Rendo, R, 115

District 5 (White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison)

Benjamin Boykin, D, 33

Miriam Levitt Flisser, R, 16

District 6 (Harrison, Rye Brook, Port Chester)

Mark Jaffe, D, 64

David Gelfarb*, R, 19

John Verni, R (in District 7), 1

District 7 (Mamaroneck, Rye, Larchmont, Harrison, New Rochelle)

Catherine Parker, D, 34

Thomas Murphy, D, 4

John Verni, R, 61

(Verni also won a Green Party write-in primary with 5 votes to Parker’s 1 vote)

District 9 (Cortlandt, Croton, Ossining, Briarcliff, Peekskill)

Catherine Borgia*, D, 107

Peter Tripodi IV, R, 78

District 10 (Eastchester, Tuckahoe, New Rochelle)

Mary Jo Jacobs, D, 47

Sheila Marcotte*, R, 118

District 11 (Pelham town, New Rochelle)

Stavros Pantelis, D, 23

James Maisano*, R, 103

District 14 (Yonkers, Mount Vernon)

Rachelle ‘Rocky’ Richard, D, 33

Bernice  Spreckman*, R, 58





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