Bob Bevilacqua will become the Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown. It took a few minutes after the polls closed to verify the exact figures but while the elections officials were reading off the vote count from each of the three scanners, the Harrietstown Councilman’s supporters came out ahead of Challenger Tom Catillaz. With a second read of the numbers just to be sure, Bevilacqua receives 1,105 votes, Catillaz 819.
Bevilacqua says the jump to Supervisor should be a smooth one. He’s been talking with the Deputy Supervisor and the other board members and they’re ready for the change. And as for the election. The New Supervisor says he felt pretty good about the campaign..
AUDIO (Bob Said “We stayed on Message, the team was behind me. We had some very good people and that makes it go a lot easier. The same people that were there in the beginning were there in the end and it really made me feel good.)
This election cycle that has seen a large turnout in all of our local districts. Harrietstown’s Supervisor race received a total of 1,914 votes.
AUDIO (Bob Said “I think it’s a good validation of what the town’s been doing for a number of years. We’re always trying to look out for the taxpayers. I would like to thank everybody who voted and who supported me through the election cycle. We have to do it again next year, so I want to keep everything going and we can show them we can do it.”)
According to Councilman Ron Keough, there are thirty two hundred voters in the Town ofHarrietstownand normally the turnout is more like 700 to 900 voters. Based on these figures, the turnout reaches just over 60%.
AUDIO (Ron said “I’m very happy that the voters had their say and had their selection. The Board will move forward in a businesslike manner, just like we have been doing and I think Bob will have a lot of support.”
With Bevilacqua’s ascension to the Supervisor Position, one of the agenda items in the near future will be to appoint someone to fill his position for a one year term, at which point that appointment would be required to run in the election to fill out final two years of Bevilacqua’s term.