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New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein Likely Winner In Re-Election Bid

New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein (left) leads challenger Victoria Alzapiedi (right), according to unofficial election results.
New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein (left) leads challenger Victoria Alzapiedi (right), according to unofficial election results. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein appears set to win a second term after leading challenger Victoria Alzapiedi by 301 votes, according to unofficial results released by the Westchester County Board of Elections.

However, the candidates on his opponents' slate appear to have won in their races for a pair of council seats.

The results, which come from all 16 districts, show that Greenstein has 1,926 votes while Alazapiedi got 1,625. The tallies were not updated until early Wednesday morning. Previous results, which showed 14 out of 16 districts reporting, showed Greenstein with a lead of 1,575 to 1,243.

A voting machine in one election district malfunctioned, according to multiple candidates, causing a delay in the counting.

Reached for comment before the final two districts' returns were posted, Alzapiedi told Daily Voice that she called Greenstein to tell him that the numbers were in his favor and congratulated him. She believes that Greenstein will likely win.

Greenstein could not be reached for comment.

The supervisor's running mates, Eileen Gallagher and Seth Chodosh, have not faired as well electorally. Unofficial results show that Jeremy Saland and Hala Makowska are headed to wins, receiving respect voting tallies of 1,935 and 1,831. Gallagher is in third with 1,759 votes, while Chodosh is in fourth with 1,456.

The arrival of the final two election districts reversed the order to the race. The earlier results showed Jeremy Saland and Eileen Gallagher leading with respective voting tallies of 1,503 and 1,472. Makowska was in third with 1,414 votes, while Seth Chodosh trailed with 1,189.

The council seats are open because incumbents Jason Chapin and Elise Kessler Mottel declined to run for re-election.

Before the updated results came in, Gallagher told Daily Voice she is "staying positive" that she could still win.

Saland, prior to the posting of the last two districts' numbers, thanked the community for backing him.

"I am excited to have the support of our community and I look forward to bringing the voice of all New Castle residents to town government," he wrote. "It is my hope that all votes are tallied soon so we can take that next step towards good governance."

Makowska could not be reached for comment.

Greenstein, Gallagher and Chodosh ran on a ticket called "Team New Castle," with their names appearing on the Republican and Reform Party ballot lines. Alzapiedi, Saland and Makowska ran on a slate called "One New Castle," which had the Democratic line.

The Independence Party line, meanwhile, was split between Greenstein, Saland and Gallagher. Alzapiedi also ran on the Women's Equality Party line.

This year's Town Board elections have been contentious, with the candidates repeatedly criticizing each other. Previous coverage of the supervisor's race is available here , while prior coverage of the council races can be read here.

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