Political newcomer , R-Port Washington, won the North Hempstead Town Council seat in Port Washington on Tuesday.
According to the Nassau County Board of Elections, DeGiorgio received 53 percent of the vote with 3,896, edging incumbent , D-Port Washington, who took 3,371 votes.
DeGiorgio’s campaign took aim at the Democrat's management of the North Hempstead's building department, the lower Main Street and Shore Road intersection, and the call to refurbish a neighborhood park adjacent to Harbor Homes. At the same time, she stressed her position as a political outsider.
Pollack served three terms as councilman, counting environmental causes, protecting waterways, and increasing resources to senior citizens as some of his achievements.
"My message to the voters in Port Washington was a sincere and genuine message and I was confident they would hear it and they supported me and I'm going to stay on message and do everything I promised to do for them," she said. "I intend to do my best to have an open door policy for my constituents and to keep them more informed about what happens in the Town of North Hempstead."
Pollack couldn't be reached at press time.
Poll workers in Port Washington said voter turnout kept them busy.
Ben Yaron, a poll worker at Sousa Elementary School said, “It was a pretty good turnout, expecting more voters to come around 7 or 8 but it has been a moderately busy flow all day.”
Jodi Young, a poll worker at Guggenheim Elementary School said, “I have been a poll worker for about 25 years and turnout is always good here in Sands Point area, people really care about the issues of tax, retirement, and income so they heavily come out to have their say."
Port Washington resident Rebecca Hircshwerk said voting was especially important. Voting "is what it means to be an American, it is a particularly important right for all Americans,” she said.
Another Port resident, Chris Senior, added, “The government is only as good as you make it.”Candidates Vote Percent Precincts Dina DeGiorgio 3,896 53.60 28 of 28 Fred Pollack 3,371 46.38 28 of 28
Ashley Noble and Victoria Esteve contributed to the reporting.