Glen Cove candidates, as well as residents, eagerly await the final results of Tuesday's election.
, however the absentee ballot count could ultimately decide several close races.
, D, leads , R, with 117 votes for mayor; , R, leads , D, for county legislature; and Timothy Tenke, D, leads Pamela Panzenbeck, R, with 38 votes for the sixth seat in Glen Cove's City Council.
Republicans and Anthony Gallo Jr. have already secured their places on the council, along with Democrats Michael Famiglietti, Anthony Jimenez and Nicholas DiLeo.
Mayor Ralph Suozzi appeared relieved speaking to reporters at the Metropolitan Tuesday night.
"It was a tough campaign, but in the end we saw the people's choice," he said. "There was a lot of negative campaigning and misleading information, but in the end, people showed their trust in our team."
Moments before, Republican challenger Paul Meli spoke to an energized crowd at Tappo Restaurant.
"No matter what the outcome, we have a say in Glen Cove now," he said, with regards to Gallo and Spinello's wins. "We'll say no to runaway finances, no to endless debt, and if anybody's waiting for a concession speech, it's not going to be tonight."
Although early results favored DeRiggi-Whitton as the winner for Nassau County Legislature, 18th District, Germino said he remained hopeful as the final ballots were tallied.
“I knew that [the race] was close. Then, I was getting bits and pieces of information from Republican headquarters that the numbers were looking good throughout the district for me,” he said in an interview with Patch.com early Wednesay. “I have three words for Mr. Jay Jacobs for prematurely declaring my opponent the winner: Dewey defeats Truman.”
Gallo said he hopes to bring a healthy balance to the council as holder of the first of two Republican seats since Councilmen John Maccarone and Steve Gonzalez took office 16 years ago.
"I am definitely humbled by the response of the people," he said. "I really appreciate voters' confidence in me."
Council candidate, and newcomer, Martin Carmody, D, did not place in the top six. However, he thanked his supporters via Facebook Wednesday.
"I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to run for Glen Cove City Council. It was a great experience," he said Carmody. He also thanked the his wife Cheryl and his family for their support. "Congratulations to the elected council. Best wishes to every candidate and for the success for our beautiful city!"
Kristina Heuser, R, another candidate in the bottom six, reflected on her campaign: "I think it went well. People are ready for a change, and I think we saw part of that tonight."