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Washington Election Results 2011

These results are unofficial until certified by the Dutchess County Board of Elections.Republican Gary Ciferri beat Stanley Morse in the race for town supervisor. Ciferri received 706 votes, roughly 60.4 percent), against the 461 votes for Morse.Albert Debonis and Robert Audia secured the two open seats on the town council, beating out Jeffry Giardina. Debonis received 799 votes (40.1 percent), Audia received 781 votes (39.2 percent), and Giardina received 411 votes.In an uncontested race for an unexpired term on the town council, Karen Mosca won the seat with 861 votes.Mary Alex received 932 votes in an unopposed race for town clerk.James Brownell received 904 votes to win the uncontested superintendent of highways position.Elizabeth Shequine, who was the only candidate running for town justice, won with 883 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.

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