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With Absentees Counted, Grace is Supervisor-Elect

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- Michael Grace, the only candidate for supervisor this year who has never previously held the position, is unofficially the supervisor-elect for Yorktown, with all absentee ballots counted by the Westchester County Board of Elections.

Grace, who ran against former supervisor Don Peters and current supervisor Susan Siegel, secured a total of 2,923 votes, 114 of those being absentee, according to his wife, Lisa Grace. The Board of Elections acknowledged that the absentee ballots had been counted late Monday afternoon, but said they didn't yet have the results ready to publish.

Although 100 percent of the voting districts were counted as of Nov. 10, the absentee ballots for supervisor weren't counted until this afternoon.

Peters secured 92 votes from absentee ballots, bringing his total vote count to 2,589 and Siegel secured 94 absentee votes, bringing her total votes to 2,206.

In previous weeks, Grace has been careful to wait until all the votes were counted before declaring himself the official supervisor-elect, but said it was his campaign's clear message on the issues that led the voters to elect him.

"In my law practice, I sit here across the street and people come over here all the time, and it's always the same complaints," Grace said on Nov. 10. "Everybody is kind of tired of being told what to do with their property. People are tired of bloated government and of government telling them what to do all the time."

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