Edwards Wins Democratic Primary In Huntington Town Supervisor Race

Tracey Edwards defeated Darryl St. George in the Democratic primary election for Huntington town supervisor.

Tracey Edwards defeated Darryl St. George in the Democratic primary election for Huntington town supervisor.

Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards has emerged as the victor in the Democratic primary election to determine the party’s candidate for Huntington town supervisor.

Edwards received 3,482 votes (67 percent) to defeat Darryl St. George, who received 1,664 votes (32 percent), according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections. There were also 23 votes cast for write-in candidates.

Edwards will now face Republican and current state Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington Station) and Michael Raspantini, who is running under his “End Corruption in Huntington” party, in the November general election.

The position of town supervisor has been held by Frank Petrone since 1993. He announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election.

Election results are unofficial until canvassed or adopted by the party, county, city or town. Complete results and full story will be printed in the Sept. 14 issue of The Long-Islander.

Paul Shapiro and Connor Beach contributed to this report.

Editor's note: This story was updated with additional information at 10:50 a.m., Sept. 13, 2017.
Michael Raspantini is running under the "End Corruption in Huntington" party.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated otherwise.