Amenia Election Results 2011
These results are unofficial until certified by the Dutchess County Board of Elections.Republican Bill Flood came out ahead in the race for town supervisor, securing 436 votes, roughly 48 percent of the overall votes. He beat out Janet Reagon, who had 247 votes, and Victoria Perotti, who had 224 votes.Reagon ran on the Democratic and Working Families lines. Perotti ran on the Conservative and Independence lines.Two Democrats won the open seats on the town council. Cornelius “C.J.” Hoss pulled in 553 votes, approximately 36.4 percent of the overall vote. Incumbent Vicki Doyle was re-elected with 519 votes, roughly 34.1 percent.Republican incumbent Norman Cayea lost his seat with 447 votes.Democrat incumbent Ron Gazzoli was re-elected with 402 votes, 44.6 percent. He beat out Lawrence Moore, with 341 votes, and Brad Rebillard, with 158 votes.Republican incumbent Maureen Bonds was re-elected in the unopposed race for town clerk with 671 votes.Norman Moore, the unopposed Republican candidate for the town justice, received 675 votes.
Passing the torch in town governmentHARLEM VALLEY — The Nov. 8 elections may be done with, but for those who won the many races throughout the Harlem Valley they won’t be able to take office until after the new year.Newly elected officials get sworn into office during organizational meetings in New York, held after the first of the year. Municipalities decide when they will hold those organizational meetings, typically setting the date at their monthly meetings in December. Town and village boards usually aim to set those meetings as close to Jan. 1 as possible, and announce the “reorg meeting” date through legal notices in their local papers. For the towns of North East, Amenia, Pine Plains, Washington and the village of Millbrook, check for those notices in The Millerton News.And don’t forget to look for full coverage of the 2011 elections in the Nov. 17 issue of The Millerton News, with reactions and insights from those who will be taking office in your hometown come the new year.