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Republicans lead in Durham, Prattsville races; Lexington too close to call

Nov 05, 2020 1:30 pm
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Republican candidates are leading in races in the towns of Durham and Prattsville, while the Lexington race remains too close to call. Republican candidate Lisa Cirillo is the apparent winner of a one-year unexpired term on the Durham Town Board. Cirillo faced Democratic candidate Brenna Rustick in the race, coming away with a 676 to 418 victory. “I look forward to being a voice for the people in our town and helping them to accomplish what they believe needs to be changed,” Cirillo said. “In my capacity as [a] committee member for Economic Development, I hope to help bring a much-needed medical facility to our town.” In Lexington, eight votes separate Democrat Bennett Wine and Republican Susan Jo Falke in the town board race. Falke held a slight lead as of November 4, 214 to 206, over Wine. Falke is waiting for all the votes to be counted, she said and thanked voters for their support. “I appreciate and I will do my best to make everybody heard,” she said. “I’m happy to be a part of the team and work with everybody to make Lexington better.” Wine also expressed his gratitude and said he is looking forward to seeing the final results. In Prattsville, Republican Greg Cross is the apparent winner of a one-year unexpired term as town supervisor. Cross defeated Democrat James Young in a 216 to 127 vote. Cross could not be reached for comment, and he did not respond to a survey sent to local candidates before the election. For a three-year unexpired term on the town board, Republican Crystal Soule-Cornell defeated Democratic challenger John Maynard, 227 to 117 for a three-year unexpired term on the town board. Republican Roxanne Mattice won a one-year unexpired term on the town board, withstanding a challenge from Democrat Nancy Barton, 244 to 88. Mattice said she is looking forward to working with the board and the community and get Prattsville back on track. All results are unofficial until they are certified by the Greene County Board of Elections. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.