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Michael Grace Apparent Winner of Yorktown Supervisor Seat

According to unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Election, Michael Grace is the apparent winner of the Yorktown supervisor seat with 38 percent of the votes.

Former town attorney who operates a private law firm directly across the street from Town Hall is the apparent winner of the Yorktown supervisor race, according to unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Elections

Michael Grace, a Republican, who ran against former town supervisor , a Democrat, and incumbent , had secured 2,764 votes (or 38 percent) to Peters' 2,538 votes (or 34 percent), with all districts reporting this morning. Siegel had 28 percent of the votes, for a total of 2,065. 

Don Peters said he remains in the race and was not ready to concede since the results are not official yet. 

"There is still quite a bit of paper out there," he said referring to some 200 absentee ballots as well as affidavits that need to be counted. "It's a battle, but you never know."

It's been a close race. With , as of yesterday, Peters and Grace each had 36 percent of the votes and were only . In the tight race, the fate of who the next supervisor will be lies in the final numbers.

"We were confident even on election day that we would probably be in this position today," Grace said. "It looks good but I'll have to wait."

Voting machines throughout the county have been impounded because of close race in 9th Judicial district. Memory cards from voting machines were supposed to be read last night and the materials are locked down through a court order until Monday, Peters said.

"I'm waiting for the final and official results," Peters said. 

Grace said there are many things he would like to achieve in office, including bringing back the approval process on big projects like Costco to board members to speed things up.

"I would like everybody to work together, returning mutual respect between each other, the board members, elected officials and their staff members and department heads priority," he said. 

Editor's Note: This article has been updated since its original publication to include comments from Michael Grace and Don Peters.

Fred Gulitz November 11, 2011 at 12:49 AM
Francis, I agree with you 100%. Maybe, just maybe they'll take note and bring in some new blood. Too often they pick a candidate through name recognition and not party affiliation.
Jean November 11, 2011 at 02:46 PM
Congratulations Michael!
Jean November 11, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Why pick on the Republican Party? The Democrats are the same way. Also, you have to go back farther than four years for the party changing. Don Peters was a registered Republican when he first ran 6 years ago, and I believe Linda Cooper was not a registered Republican when she ran on their ticket.
Nor November 11, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Congratulations Michael!!!
Councilman James Martorano November 24, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Congratulations to Michael Grace....

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