Last Tuesday, voters in the Town of Marlborough sent Republican Michael Kraiza back to the bench for another four-year term as their town Justice. The unofficial tally, last updated Nov. 4 at 2:34 p.m., is 2,533 for Kraiza and 1,252 for his challenger, Democrat Brigette Supernova.
According to Marlborough Republican Chairman Tom Coupart 900 absentees were sent out and about 500 were returned.
Krazia, who also ran on the Marlboro United line was elected to his third term on the Marlborough bench.
A practicing attorney, Kraiza said he ran for the position of Town Justice because, “you could do the right thing for your town. You can sit in there and you can try and protect your townspeople and come up with ways of solving problems.”
His challenger, a relative newcomer to Marlborough had said she wanted to reach out to the community through educational workshops to show how a resident can avoid legal trouble that brings them to court.
While New York’s 29 electoral votes went to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, much of upstate New York remained solidly Republican. Ulster County was one of only seven counties north of the five boroughs and Westchester to pick the Democratic candidates who were declared winners on Saturday. Ulster County gave the Biden-Harris 54.69 percent of its votes for a 42,606 – 33,580 margin over President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Congressman Antonio Delgado who represents all of Ulster, won a second term, capturing 58.66 percent of the vote. Delgado, a Democrat who also ran on the Working Party and Serve America Movement (SAM) lines, tallied 44,323 votes while nearest challenger, Republican Kyle Van De Water received 29,506 votes.
“The people of New York’s 19th Congressional District have made their voices heard and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve again,” Rep. Delgado said.
In the 46 State Senate District, Democrat Michelle Hinchey, daughter of the late Congressman Maurice Hinchey, was the apparent winner, over Richard M. Amedure (R-C-I). The unofficial tally had her winning by a count of 24,786 to 15,947 for a margin of 60 percent of the vote.
In the 103rd Assembly District, Incumbent Kevin A. Cahill (D-W-I) easily won re-election over challenger Rex Bridges (R-C) with 66.27 percent of the vote. Cahill received 32,954 votes, while Bridges received 16,721.