Democrats retain county board control

Though majority control of the Westchester County Board of Legislators was at stake this election season, not much changed hands when the dust settled.

Prior to Election Day, Democr­ats held a 10-7 voting majority. Republicans were hopeful of capturing two seats and wrestling control of the board. But, with unofficial voting totals nearing completion, it seems Westchester Democrats will hold onto power in county government’s legislative chamber.

It appears that the makeup of the board will remain in Democratic hands with a continued 10-7 majority. One of the races that still await resolution were in District 7‑where Democratic Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker and Republican John Verni were locked in a tight race to succeed retiring county Legislator Judy Myers, a Democrat. As of press time, Parker was up by more than 300 votes with a handful of voting districts unaccounted for.

In District 10 County Legislator Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, and New Rochelle Democrat Mary Jo Jacobs were embroiled in a race that was too close to call at press time. Marcotte is believed to be clinging to a slight lead with a handful of voting districts yet to be counted.

The following tallies are based on unofficial numbers compiled by the county Board of Elections, as of press time.

District 1    Duane Jackson, Democrat 40%
John Testa, Republican*    60%

District 2    Peter Harckham, Democrat* 53%
Andrea Rendo, Republican  47%

District 3    Michael Smith, Republican* 100%

District 4    Michael Kaplowitz, Democrat*  55%
Gregory Kane, Republican 61%

District 5    Benjamin Boykin, Democrat 61%
Miriam Flisser, Republican 39%

District 6    Mark Jaffe, Democrat 40%
David Gelfarb, Republican* 60%

District 7    John Verni, Republican  48%
Catherine Parker, Democrat 50%
Tom Murphy, Working Families  2%

District 8    Alfreda Williams, Democrat* 100%

District 9    Catherine Borgia, Democrat* 58%
Peter Tripodi, Republican 42%

District 10    Mary Jo Jacobs, Democrat   50%
Sheila Marcotte, Republican* 50%

District 11    Stavros Pantelis, Democrat   31%
James Maisano, Republican* 69%

District 12    Mary Jane Shimsky, Democrat* 100%

District 13    Lyndon Williams, Democrat*100%

District 14    Rocky Richard, Democrat 46%
Bernice Spreckman, Republican*  54%

District 15    Gordon Burrows, Republican*  90%
Delfim Heusler, Working Families  10%

District 16    Ken Jenkins, Democratic Board of Legislator chairman*   100%

District 17    Virginia Perez, Democrat*  75%
Jose Roman, Working Families 6%
Nerissa Pena, Independence  19%
*Denotes incumbent