MONTICELLO, NY — The polls have closed on the Tuesday, June 27 primaries, setting up the Republican slate for November’s general election and settling several races before they get to …
MONTICELLO, NY — The polls have closed on the Tuesday, June 27 primaries, setting up the Republican slate for November’s general election and settling several races before they get to that point.
While the results are still unofficial until they have been certified, the unofficial results given below are accurate as of noon on Wednesday, June 28.
Brian Conaty won the Republican primary for District Attorney, earning 73.35 percent of the vote. Conaty has the Democratic and the Conservative party endorsements, and was granted an exemption to run in the Republican primary against Tom Cawley. Republican party chairman Gary Maas made statements in Conaty’s favor in the run-up to election night, pointing out that Cawley had only become a Republican earlier in the year and criticizing his use of an image of Trump on a campaign mailer: “I highly doubt that Tom Cawley ever voted for Donald Trump in 2016 or 2020 election.”
Conaty declared victory in a Facebook post reading: “I am proud and honored to declare victory in the Republican primary for Sullivan County District Attorney.
“Tonight, the voters recognized my willingness to challenge those who cannot or will not act in the best interests of public safety. They expressed their confidence in my leadership of our law enforcement community. And they were loud and clear in sending a resounding message of unity and bi-partisan support for integrity and impartiality.
“Since day one, I have promised to represent every citizen of Sullivan County, my lifelong home, without fear or favor.
“My resolve is steadfast and unwavering. I remain committed to doing the right thing by the people of Sullivan County as your District Attorney. Thank you for voting. I will not let you down.”
Cawley conceded the election in a Tuesday night statement, issued after the polls had closed, reading: “While this was not the result I was hoping for, I want to thank the voters who signed my petition, listened to me at doors, shook my hand at events and made me feel welcome 100% of the time. This is an experience I will not forget and I am forever grateful to those who supported me and my campaign. I wish Brian Conaty well as our next District Attorney, because our success in fighting crime now lies with him.”
Joe Perello won the Republican party primary for Sullivan County Legislature, District 7 with 77.90 percent of the vote, winning out over opponent John Lacey.
Perello will run without a Democratic challenger in November’s general election; the county’s Democratic committee cross-endorsed him rather than run its own candidate. While Perello is a Republican, he has consistently sided with the Democratic minority faction in the Sullivan County Legislature on contested votes.
Terry Bernardo won the Republican party primary for Sullivan County Legislature, District 9 with 71.38 percent of the vote, winning out over opponent Christopher Rosa. Bernardo has previously served as the chair of the Ulster County Legislature, and mounted an unsuccessful primary challenge to Senator Peter Oberacker in the 2022 state senate elections.
Bernardo accepted victory in a Facebook post reading, “Thank you to everyone that voted! On to November!”
James Akt won the primary for highway superintendent in the Town of Highland with 57.56 percent of the vote, beating out his opponent Orson J. Davis, Jr..
Richard Coombe and Hope Costa won out in the race to be members of the state Republican committee for the 101st assembly district in the Town of Neversink, beating Eric Chaboty and Tammi Chaboty.
Several races for the county Republican committee occurred.
Ari Grunhut and Abraham Berkovic won out in the Town of Fallsburg electoral district 1 county committee race, beating out John Parisi and Jennifer Parisi. Anthony Perrello and Lori Lindridge won out in the town’s fifth electoral district, beating out Robert E. Kirby, Jr. and Richard R. Gessner, Sr..
Paul Slavik and Charles Breiner won out in the Town of Neversink electoral district 1 county committee race, beating out Eric J. Chaboty and Tammi L. Chaboty. Gene Froehlich and Andrew McCabe won out in the town’s 3rd district, beating out Raymond J. Stanishia, Jr. and Raymond A. Stanishia.
Lori A. Benjamin and Jay S. Rubin won out in the Town of Thompson fifth electoral district county committee race, beating out Joanne Jasper and Alfred Heins, Jr.
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