Town of Huntington: Absentee Ballots Don’t Change Results

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By Connor Beach
cbeach@longislandergroup.com

With write-in ballots counted, the official results from last month’s Town of Huntington elections have been finalized, but the outcomes in each of the three races remain unchanged, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections.

In the race for the two open town council seats, Republican and newcomer Edmund Smyth was the top vote getter with 25,102 and incumbent and Democrat Mark Cuthbertson was re-elected with 25,027.

Republican James Leonick with 24,455 votes and Democrat Emily Rogan with 23,502 votes were defeated.

In the race for Huntington Superintendent of Highways, Democrat Kevin Orelli beat out Republican John Clark by 306 votes. Orelli garnered 25,049 votes, while Clark finished with 24,743 votes.

As for town supervisor, state Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci defeated current Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards by a margin of 27,577 to 22,587 votes. The third candidate in the race, Michael Raspantini, earned 1,756 votes.