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Millbrook Trustees Herzog, Rochfort Re-Elected; Brown To Be Next Mayor

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Millbrook Village Hall Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

MILLBROOK, N.Y. -- Incumbents Robert M. Herzog and Joseph Rochfort have won re-election for their Millbrook Village Trustee seats, defeating challenger Timothy J. Collopy, according to unofficial results from the Dutchess County Board of Elections.

The numbers show that Herzog won 399 votes (38.93 percent); Rochfort won 358 votes (34.93 percent); and Collopy came in third, and therefore lost, by getting just 265 votes (25.85 percent)

Collopy and Herzog ran as Democrats while Rochfort ran as a Republican.

Results also show Republican Rodney D. Brown cruising to victory to become Millbrook's next mayor, having run unopposed. The unofficial results show that he received 437 votes (98.87 percent). Five write-in votes (1.13 percent) were cast.

Brown will replace Laura Hurley, who is not running again while facing criminal charges involving alleged theft of funds from the Town of Washington, according to The Poughkeepsie Journal.

Finally, results show Republican Brian Hicks easily winning a vacant village trustee seat in a special election, with 436 votes (99.77 percent). One write-in vote was cast.

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