Election results show Republicans losing ground in WestchesterPosted: Updated:
Tuesday was a big night for Democrats in the Westchester County Legislature, where Republicans once again lost ground.
Unofficial results show Democrats have flipped two Republican seats on the County Board of Legislators. The party already holds a 13-4 majority on the 17-seat board.
Republican newcomer Matt Slater did defeat Democratic incumbent Ilan Gilbert by over 600 votes to land the town supervisor job in Yorktown.
Slater says his victory shows Republicans can continue to win in Democratic-leaning Westchester, especially if they focus on issues that matter most to people.
"I think the Republicans in Westchester need to focus on the local issues. And I think what we've done here in Yorktown is talk about what matters most to homeowners and taxpayers matter most to seniors and families,” says Slater.
The Republican Party defended a few of its strongholds, including in Eastchester and Mount Pleasant. The Republican Harrison town supervisor also held onto his job after a hard fought race.