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Chatham, Greenport incumbent supervisors defeated

Nov 19, 2015 12:02 am
Roger Hannigan Gilson and Karrie Allen are reporting in the Register-Star two town supervisor races were decided Tue., Nov. 17, as the Columbia County Board of Elections began counting absentee ballots. Independence Party candidate Edward Nabozny defeated incumbent Republican Greenport Town Supervisor John J. Porreca by 20 votes. Nabozny attributed his victory to “a lot of hard work, nuts and bolts, door-to-door” by his supporters on the Greenport Democratic Committee. During his campaign Nabozny promised to address traffic issues, drainage and sewer issues, and also seek a greater share of the county's sales tax revenue for the town. Nabozny served as town supervisor in from 2010 to 2011. He also served on the Hudson school board for more than 15 years, from 1992 until 2007. Porreca said he was proud of his accomplishments in office, including keeping property taxes low. He served for two full terms beginning in 2012. In Chatham, Maria Lull defeated incumbent Supervisor Jesse DeGroodt by 59 votes. Lull ran on the Conserve Chatham and Chatham Now lines; DeGroodt ran unaffiliated. When he learned the results, DeGroodt said only, “congratulations and good luck” to his opponent. Lull could not immediately be reached for comment. Read the full story in the Register-Star.