Colavita wins Eastchester GOP primary for town supervisor

More than a week after the primary elections, there is finally a winner in the Eastchester primary for town supervisor.

After all the absentee and paper ballots were counted, challenger Anthony Colavita barely edged out longtime incumbent Jim Cavanaugh in a hard fought race.

Inside the county Board of Elections on Wednesday, the Republican and Democratic commissioners ruled on the validity of all the paper ballots. After the ballots were counted, Colivita won by less than one percent. He said he was delighted with the victory and was confident he would come out on top.

Now the question is whether Jim Cavanaugh will stay in the race. He already has secured the Independence and Conservative lines, but he serves as chairman of Westchester's Republican party. During the primary, Cavanaugh said he would support the GOP candidate, whoever it turned out to be.

Colavita says Cavanaugh is a man of his word and he's confident he'll get his support.

Colavita will be running against Democrat P.J. Denning in the November election.

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