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Fleming Wins; Preston Scalera Holds Lead for Second Seat

Preston Scalera declares victory, but Democrats are awaiting absentee vote count.

Democratic Councilwoman has secured re-election, but Republican candidate , who finished with the second-most votes in the town council race for two seats, is only 85 votes ahead of Independence Party candidate .

"This is not over," Southampton Town Democratic Party Chairman Gordon Herr told the crowd at in Southampton Village, the Dems' election night headquarters. "We have 791 absentee ballots and this is so close I'm still convinced that Brad is going to win."

"We expect the absentee ballots to come in strongly for the Democratic Party," Fleming said.

At GOP headquarters, Scalera was not deterred by the slim margin of victory — less than 1 percent — and delivered a victory speech. Preston said she looks forward to joining her colleagues on the board and finding better ways to serve residents and businesses and face the challenges ahead.

Republican , who finished fourth, said in his concession speech that he thanks all his supporters and it was an honor to be able to run.

Additionally, incumbent Southampton Town Supervisor has from her predecessor, . Throne-Holst received 6,249 votes, 63 percent of votes cast for supervisor.

The incumbent trustees were .

Supervisor - 42 of 42 districts reporting

  • - 6,249
  • (write-in candidate) - 3,206 write-ins cast

Town Council - 42 of 42 districts reporting

  • - 5,828
  • -5,342
  • - 5,257
  • - 5,173

Trustees - 42 of 42 districts reporting

  • - 8,806
  • - 7,874
  • - 6,750
  • - 6,406
  • - 6,233
  • - 5,721
  • - 3,709
  • Ed Pavlak - 3,228

      Suffolk County Legislator, District 2 - 63 of 63 districts reporting

      • - 11,260
      • - 5,882

      Suffolk County Executive -  1,045 of 1,047 districts reporting

      Proposition: Exclusive of Agricultural Planned Development District (PDD) projects, shall a be required for the approval of a formal PDD application, or the amendment of an approved PDD project? 

      Yes - 7,140
      No - 1,901

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