9 November 2017 08:23PM
The headline of the Register-Star story about the election reads “GOP holds firm, but Dems make inroads.” But those inroads are in New Jersey and Virginia, and the lede goes on to proclaim that “the Republican party held out in Columbia and Greene counties.”
Except when you look at the (unofficial) results, another picture emerges.
While the incumbent Sheriff David Bartlett beat his Democratic opponent, Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkman, Cricket Coleman, the Democratic candidate for Coroner beat her Republican opponent, Roy Brown by nearly two thousand votes.
As for the town elections, Democrats have thus far won in Ancram, Austerlitz, Chatham, Greenport (2 out of 3), Hillsdale, Hudson, and Taghkanic.
Clermont and Copake were split. And the Republicans took Claverack, Germantown, Livingston, Kinderhook, and Stuyvesant.
So the old boy network isn’t dead yet, but a slow-growing, life-threatening tumor just hit a nerve.
PHOTO (by Chatham Democrats): Kevin Weldon + John Wapner, winning Democratic candidates for Town Board in Chatham