David Gelfarb will be the next county representative for Port Chester, Rye Brook and parts of Harrison, according to unofficial results from the Board of Elections.
After delays held up the final tallies in several county and local races, the Board of Elections finally tallied results from all 39 districts late Wednesday night.
Gelfarb, a Republican, won the race by a margin of more than 700 votes over opponent Dan Brakewood of Port Chester, results show. Mark Jaffe, a Democrat who lost in the primary to Brakewood, received more than 300 votes. While Jaffe endorsed Brakewood and ended his campaign activities after the primary result, his name remained on the ballot.
On Wednesday, Brakewood said he was disappointed with the results, but described it as a "no-lose situation" because he'll continue to work on behalf of Port Chester residents as a trustee.
Brakewood said he had positive experiences during the campaign, and returns to Port Chester's Board of Trustees with a better understanding of county politics, as well as neighboring communities like Harrison and Rye Brook.
"I'm not going to skip a beat," Brakewood said. "I'm going to keep working and fill out the remainder of my term."
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