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The Incumbents and Dems Take It in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown

At the 9 p.m. close of the polls, districts reported results for a race for three Trustee seats each in both villages; the candidates campaigned in trios and that's how they won.

 

At 9:40 p.m. last night, Alison Boldyrev of the Tarrytown Republican challengers reported that her party "totally lost" but that she'll try again next time.

She offered this statement: "As chair of the Tarrytown Republican Committee I, Alison Boldyrev, would like to give my most sincere appreciation and thanks to all of the residents that came out to vote in support of balance and positive change. I would like to congratulate the Incumbents in their victory and hope that they will take in to consideration the important representative role ahead of them as far as the GM litigation, traffic, and the tax payer’s needs as far as the new Tappan Zee project, to name just a few. Thank you."

At 10 p.m., incumbent Robert Hoyt said his group was beginning to pack up from their night out at 's and head home. "We thanked the residents for all of their support," Hoyt said, "but now it's time to roll up our sleeves and get back to work. Tomorrow is another day and there's much work to do."

In Sleepy Hollow the women, who made a huge campaign effort, were victorious. They were gathered with a group of supporters at Valley Street restaurant  where they planned to celebrate for the next few hours. Volunteers had visited each polling station in each district after 9 p.m. to pick up the numbers before they were reported on the site of the Westchester County Board of Elections who runs the election. (Tarrytown, on the other hand, runs its own election). 

Sean Roach, representing the three men of the Sleepy Hollow Independent Party who were hanging out at Dan Scott's home as results came in, said at 10 p.m., "We're just happy that we ran and proud to represent the Village in our campaigning. We will be doing the same next year. People will see their taxes go up and wish they voted for us."

Susan MacFarlane, of the Democrats, said "we're really excited about doing good things for the village and addressing real issues, quality of life issues we think will improve under our administration." 

Sleepy Hollow Trustee Bruce Campbell said of their win on Facebook: "Karin, Susan and Jennifer easily defeated the opposing candidates. By nearly a two to one margin the Democrats captured all three seats and will retain its unanimous majority on the Board of Trustees. A victory for all of Sleepy Hollow and for MOVING THE LEGEND FORWARD."

Results for Tarrytown Trustees:

Numbers in, as reported by Robert Hoyt, and a total of 2,815 votes, are as follows:

Democrat/Tarrytown United

  • Thomas Basher:

Votes:  701   Percent: 25%

  • Robert Hoyt:    

Votes:  712   Percent: 25%

  • Mary McGee:    

Votes:  667   Percent: 24%

 

Republican/Tarrytown First

  • Alison Boldyrev:      

Votes:  264   Percent: 9%

  • Eleanor Miscioscia:         

Votes:  238   Percent: 8%

  • Christine Miscioscia:       

Votes:  233    Percent: 8%

 

Results for Sleepy Hollow Trustees:

Total of 3,079 votes

Democrat/Better Government

  • Karin Wompa:

Votes:  705   Percent: 23%

  • Jennifer Lobato-Church:    

Votes:  716   Percent: 23%

  • Susan MacFarlane   

Votes:  724   Percent: 24%

 

Sleepy Hollow Independent Party

  • Dan Scott:   

Votes:  340   Percent: 11%

  • David Bedell:    

Votes:  331   Percent: 11%

  • Sean Roach:      

Votes:  263   Percent: 9%

 

Unofficial results are as posted on the Westchester County Board of Elections website for Tarrytown (Greenburgh) and Sleepy Hollow (Mt. Pleasant).


Wonderboy March 21, 2012 at 07:29 PM
To have the county take over the patrols in Sleepy Hollow would save SH hundreds of thousands a year, millions in the long run. The county should take over all small towns and villages, there is way to much overlapping. To have a Police chief making $120-$160K a year in each village, who frankly do nothing but push a pen, is a joke.
Captain's Wife March 21, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Just Curious - I guess it is safe to say that you do not live in the inner village. We need our cops close by. All you people do is moan about taxes...HELLO, you live in one of the highest taxing counties in the country... You think you are going to change that. If they merge they are just going to find something else to charge you for. I wish people would open their eyes. The county cops a duplicated joke. We have our locals and state that's all we need. Astorino talks about shared services like he is providing you a good one. PLEASE - Those cops are on their THIRD helicopter, FOR WHAT????????? $1.5 Million down the drain every time. Their "Chief Pilot" get's a take home car, FOR WHAT???? OPEN YOUR EYES!!
Elizabeth Connors March 21, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Congratulations to the winners, but I think the electorate missed the boat on Sean Roach. Having covered in excellent fashion many trustee meetings and other relevant local matters for the Patch, I think Sean would have brought something extra to the job with that particular kind of experience and perspective. Hope he and his running mates don' t lose interest in village affairs. Maybe they could usefully serve in some appointed positions.
Robert Solari March 21, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I dont think switching or Police dept to County Police will save the Village any money. If the Village wants to save money they should stop buying Parade Fire Trucks. Lets focus on the GM development and bringing additional Tax revenues to our Schools and Village.
Wade Schultz March 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Was really hoping the Sleepy Hollow Independent Party would win.

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