Appellate court certifies Richard Dionisio as the winner in the Harrison town supervisor’s race

An appellate court has upheld a lower court ruling that certified Richard Dionisio as the winner in the Harrison Town Supervisor’s race.
Independent candidate and former Town Supervisor Ron Belmont had finished on top of the three way race, but a judge disqualified Belmont after determining he already served the maximum number of years under the town’s 2022 term limit law.
The appellate court found the term limits laws were already effective prior to the certification of the vote count, making Belmont ineligible from being elected.
Democrat Mark Jaffee, who finished third, was seeking a new election.
The court said they lacked jurisdiction to direct a new general election in a summary proceeding under the Election Law.