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Westchester county clerk race still too close to call; Feiner wins

Votes are still being counted in many key primary races across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Jun 23, 2021, 10:05 AM

Updated 1,090 days ago


Votes are still being counted in many key primary races across the Hudson Valley, including the only county-wide primary in Westchester – the contest for the Democratic nomination for county clerk.
Longtime County Clerk Timothy Idoni is being challenged by Yonkers Councilwoman Shanae Williams. With 100 percent of the districts reporting, the race is still too close to call. As of now, Idoni has 51% of the vote while Williams has 49%.
Idoni has been the Westchester County clerk for 16 years and says he's confident his experience will win out. "I bring the management skills that are absolutely necessary. I have been here 16 years now, and we think it's extremely important to make sure that people get the services they need. And good management skills are the first key to that," says Idoni.
Williams says she's optimistic about the close numbers. "I know there's a lot of people who doubted me, who didn't think that I could do this. I'm confident because I know the work that we did, it shows. The numbers don't lie."
Whoever wins the county clerk primary will face off against Republican Scooter Scott in November.
Two other races have been declared with 100% of the vote in.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has won his first primary challenge since 2013 from political newcomer Tasha Young. Feiner has been in office for 30 years. As of now, no one is running on the Republican ticket for Greenburgh Town supervisor.
The two opponents were actually together in the same room as the numbers came in Tuesday night.
This was not a contentious race, and Feiner praised his challenger as the two addressed supporters. "You are probably one of the nicest opponents I've ever ran against. One of the nice things about having a contested election is it gives you an idea to reflect on what you're doing right and wrong, and I think that Tasha came up with a lot of ideas that I think should be implemented," says Feiner.
"Hopefully I'll have an opportunity to work in town government. I do believe all politics are local, and I do believe we can have a greener, better Greenburgh and I look forward to that day to come," says Young.

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