Democrats appear to have lost supermajority in Westchester
Two weeks after Vote 2011, the results are in on some very close Westchester County board races and the outcomes will likely lead to Democrats losing their 12-5 veto-proof supermajority.
Even though the election won't be officially certified until next week, three board races could significantly slim the Democrats' lead.
In the 3rd District, Michael Smith has now claimed victory on veteran Democrat John Nonna. With all the ballots counted, Smith leads Nonna by 129 votes.
There are still some paper ballots to be counted in the 6th District, but with a 757-vote lead, Republican David Gelfarb is expected to win over Democrat Dan Brakewood and Independence Party candidate Mark Jaffe.
And in the closest race, incumbent Republican Sheila Marcotte held on to a slim lead, winning by only 45 votes in the 10th District over former Tuckahoe Mayor John Fitzpatrick.
The Democrats still have a majority on the board, but County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) contends that with an end to the supermajority, the Democrats will now have to work more closely with Republicans and his administration.