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Stein, Duchemin Top Stafford in Sag Harbor Election

385 voters cast ballots in Tuesday election.

Sag Harbor Village voters on Tuesday in a three-way race for two seats.

Kevin Duchemin will join the board, while incumbent Dr. Robby Stein won re-election.

Stein received the most number of votes with 255 total. Duchemin received 224.

Incumbent Bruce Stafford received 176 total.

A total of 385 votes were cast with 371 on machines and 14 absentee ballots — a relatively high voter turnout. There were several write-ins; 5 for former Sag Harbor Village Mayor Pierce Hance, one for Alessandra Novak and two for Jeff Peters. There was also one that read, "." 

Duchemin, who had a number of supporters waiting nearly a half-hour for results after the polls closed at 9 p.m., said he is excited to join the board. He said he had been nervous all day, trying to keep busy by washing his car and hanging out with family. "Thank you everyone for the support," he said.

Stafford, who is a longtime member of the with Duchemin, congratulated him and shook his hand before leaving the firehouse.

Mayor Brian Gilbride, who supported both incumbents in their bid for re-election, said he was surprised by the results. "I think it was more of a popularity contest," he said. Duchemin, he said, "Clearly got the support from the department."

"I wish Kevin well," Gilbride added.

darth beefcake June 20, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Popularity contest? Sounds like the mayor is crying in his cheerios! Anyone got a tissue?
amagansett voter June 20, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Great....now that we have all these new and old leaders...What are we going to do about the deer population?
E.M. Maxx June 20, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Really Mr. Mayor...A "popularity contest"...?! Doesn't that insult the voters? Ooohh your "pet" didn't win....such a sore loser....Hopefully the smart voters who voted for Kevin will do the same and get you you out next!!!!

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