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Astorino Wins Second Term As Westchester County Executive

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is greeted by supporters at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is greeted by supporters at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Astorino accepts congratulations after delivering his victory speech.
Astorino accepts congratulations after delivering his victory speech. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Astorino gives his victory speech to supporters.
Astorino gives his victory speech to supporters. Photo Credit: Suzanne Samin
Astorino is surrounded by family and friends as he delivers his victory speech.
Astorino is surrounded by family and friends as he delivers his victory speech. Video Credit: mscfairfield

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Incumbent Rob Astorino has won a second term as Westchester County Executive.

Astorino, a Republican, leads Democratic challenger Bramson 55 percent to 45 percent with 81 percent of precincts reporting.

"The people of Westchester have spoken today and I like what they said," Astorino told his supporters at the Crowne Plaza in Westchester in a speech that began at 10:55 p.m.

Astorino's victory for a second term capped an often contentious campaign that featured numerous verbal barbs.

Astorino thanked Bramson and also called New York City Mayor Elect Bill DiBlasio to congratulate him on his election.

"They say there are two New York's," Astorino said, "but there is just one Westchester. We have to focus on what brings us together.

"We have to find a balance between what we want and what we can afford. We have to get a grip on overspending and overtaxing."

Astorino's victory speech came moments after Bramson, the mayor of New Rochelle, conceded at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Town.

In other county-wide races, incumbent Tim Idoni holds a 53 percent to 47 percent lead over Mary Beth Murphy in the battle for county clerk with 81 percent of precincts reporting.

Democrat David Everett leads Republican Montgomery Delaney 60 percent to 40 percent in the race for County Court judge, also with 81 percent of precincts reporting.

District Attorney Janet DiFiore is running unopposed.

County Court Judge Kathie E. Davidson is also running unopposed.

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