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Incumbents Hold On In Beekman Town Elections

Barbara Zulauf, pictured, was re-elected Beekman Supervisor, unofficial results show.
Barbara Zulauf, pictured, was re-elected Beekman Supervisor, unofficial results show. Photo Credit: townofbeekman.com
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Beekman Town Hall Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

BEEKMAN, N.Y. -- Incumbent Beekman Supervisor Barbara Zulauf has won re-election over challenger Neil Martin, according to unofficial results from the Dutchess County Board of Elections on Tuesday.

Zulauf received 1,190 votes, while Martin garnered 809, the unofficial results show.

Meanwhile, incumbents Werner Stiegler and Michael Moran have prevailed in the races for two council seats on the Town Board. Unofficial results show that they have received 1,096 and 1,079 votes, respectively. Challengers Sean Johnston and Beth Gibson received respective vote counts of 825 and 833.

In the race for Town Clerk, incumbent Rachael Rancourt defeated challenger Meghan Sweeney by a wide margin. The results show that Rancourt received 1,436 votes, while Sweeney garnered 493.

The only uncontested races were for those of Beekman's town justices. Incumbents John Garito and Robert Ferris were easily re-elected' results show they received 1,636 and 1,665 votes, respectively.

This year's town elections saw dueling slates. All of the incumbents ran on a Republican ticket, along with the challengers ran on a Democratic ticket. The former slate's candidates for the Town Board also had the Independences and Reform Party ballot lines; Rancourt only had Reform. The Democratic ticket also had a ballot line called We The people.

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