CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – With 81 percent of the precincts reporting, Team New Castle supervisor candidate Rob Greenstein and his 2,014 votes (55 percent) will be enough to defeat his Democratic opponent, Town Administrator Penny Paderewski, who had 1,672 votes (45 percent).
Greenstein is excited to begin a new chapter in New Castle.
"The voters have spoken," he said. "They sent a clear message that they’re not in favor of a 120,000-square-foot retail development at Chappaqua Crossing and they’re not in favor of the Hunts Place affordable housing project."
He added that he is relieved the campaign, which was contentious at time, is over.
"Contested elections can get heated. Change is never easy. It's time to put the election behind us. We have a special community with incredible residents. It's time to work together, and move forward," he said.
Greenstein, a Democrat who ran on bipartisan ticket, was endorsed by the Republican and Independent parties. He formed the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce in 2012 and lives in Chappaqua with his wife and three children.
Paderewski has been New Castle Town Administrator since 2011 and has worked for the town since 1986. She has lived in the town since 1984 and her three children attended Chappaqua schools.