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Douglas Edges Aronchick By Just 3 Votes For North Salem Council Seat

Left to right: Brent Golisano, Martin Aronchick, Lisa Douglas and Amy Rosmarin.
Left to right: Brent Golisano, Martin Aronchick, Lisa Douglas and Amy Rosmarin. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Republican challenger Lisa Douglas has defeated Democratic incumbent Councilman Martin Aronchick by just three votes, according to updated unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Elections.

The new tallies show that Douglas received 646 votes while Aronchick got 643.

If the numbers hold up for when the official results as certified by the county board, then North Salem's Republican slate will have swept the local races.

Fellow Republican challenger Brent Golisano easily won the other council seat by finishing first in the four-candidate field, receiving a total of 719 votes.

Amy Rosmarin, the other Democratic incumbent, was unseated and finished fourth with just 575 votes.

Under the elections structure, the top-two vote recipients out of the four candidates are the winners.

Meanwhile, in the race for a pair of open town justice seats, Republican candidates Stephen Bobolia and John Aronian have won with 725 and 760 votes, respectively. Democratic candidates Solomon Schepps and Robert Leder received respective vote totals of 609 and 433.

Republican incumbent Supervisor Warren Lucas, who ran unopposed, was re-elected and received 1,081 votes. Incumbent Town Clerk Veronica Howley, also a Republican candidate, ran without opposition and won with 1,068 votes.

All of the candidates also ran on minor-party lines. The Republican candidates also had the Conservative, Independence and Reform Party lines. The Democratic candidates, with the exception of Leder, ran on a locally created line called Non-Partisan. Leder, meanwhile, also ran on the Women's Equality Party line.

The updated results represent just a slight change between Douglas and Aronchick, who were tied in the initial round of unofficial tallies with 605 votes each. The earlier results only included counts from voting machines.

The board of elections has not updated its website to reflect the new unofficial results.

Below is a list of the updated numbers, which are broken down by party ballot line. Winners are highlighted in italics and caps.


Lucas (Republican): 810

Lucas (Conservative): 116

Lucas (Independence): 135

Lucas (Reform): 20

LUCAS (TOTAL): 1,081


Golisano (Republican): 563

Golisano (Conservative): 112

Golisano (Independence): 39

Golisano (Reform): 5


Douglas (Republican): 503

Douglas (Conservative): 106

Douglas (Independence): 34

Douglas (Reform): 3


Aronchick (Democratic): 609

Aronchick (Non-Partisan): 34


Rosmarin (Democratic): 548

Rosmarin (Non-Partisan): 27



Bobolia (Republican): 581

Bobolia (Conservative): 101

Bobolia (Independence): 39

Bobolia (Reform): 4


Aronian (Republican): 583

Aronian (Conservative): 116

Aronian (Independence): 48

Aronian (Reform): 13


Schepps (Democratic): 577

Schepps (Non-Partisan): 32


Leder (Democratic): 416

Leder (Women’s Equality): 17



Howley (Republican): 792

Howley (Conservative): 119

Howley (Independence): 135

Howley (Reform): 22


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