2019 GENERAL ELECTION
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Former town supervisor Nick Palevsky was reelected this evening to lead the Richfield Town Board, blunting Protect Richfield’s effort to seize control of the town’s governmental mechanisms.
It was a squeaker: Palevsky, 296, over David Simonds, 291.
“I hope it holds,” said the prospective supervisor, noting it’s only five votes and there are 100 absentee ballots out there. “That’s the only thing I can say right now.”
Palevsky’s fellow Republican runningmate Fred Eckler, 326, was reelected, as was newcomer Ed Bello Jr., with 363.
Simonds runningmates, Democrat Jeremy Fisher (203) and incumbent Kane Seamon (284), who lost the June 26 Republican primary, lost by sizeable margins.