It appears local residents were almost equally split on who they want representing the 18th District in Nassau County Legislature.
The Board of Elections' final vote tally was released Friday, and indicates only a small margin separated Democratic candidate and her Republican opponent, Robert Germino.
DeRiggi-Whitton won by 36 ballots, according to the results. She nabbed just over 50 percent of 12,588 votes cast. This follows a nearly 70-vote turnaround over the course of one month.
“Being given the honor of representing the residents of the 18th district is not something that I take lightly, and you have my sincere promise that I will work diligently,” said DeRiggi-Whitton on Monday, following the .
The following is the final, official vote tally as provided by Germino:Candidates Votes Percent Precincts Delia DeRiggi-Whitton 6,312 50.14 62 of 62 Robert Germino Jr. 6,276 49.86 62 of 62
In a final election statement, Germino said this race was “probably the closest in the history of the Nassau County Legislature.”
, candidates vied for the seat left vacant by Minority Leader , D-Glen Cove, who did not seek another term. DeRiggi-Whitton’s successful bid ended a long-fought race that was .
The 18th district covers Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Bayville, Locust Valley, Brookville, Glen Head, Greenvale and Jericho.
Click the following links to see Glen Cove Patch's previous election coverage of the 18th District race for Nassau County Legislature: