Edwards wins Dem race, Smithtown GOP contest too close – New York News

In Suffolk County, Smithtown’s Republican primary for town supervisor was too close to call late Tuesday, while Huntington Town Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards won that town’s Democratic primary for supervisor.


Edwards defeated newcomer Darryl R. St. George, clearing the way for her to run against Assemb. Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington) for the municipality’s top seat in November.

“We must work together to advance our Democratic and progressive goals,” Edwards said late Tuesday. “I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work with anyone and everyone who shares the values that have made Huntington a welcoming and forward thinking community.”

Edwards, 55, of Dix Hills, will run on the Independence, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines in the general election.

In Smithtown, uncertainty ruled in the race between GOP choice Edward Wehrheim and incumbent Patrick Vecchio — the longest serving executive in New York State.

Vecchio, 86, of Fort Salonga, was trailing by fewer than 100 votes. He is fighting for what would be his 14th term as town supervisor, the office he has held since 1978.

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