was re-elected as mayor of Glen Cove on Tuesday.
It was an intensely close race with Suozzi earning 50.99 percent of the vote and winning by 117 ballots, according to the Nassau County Board of Elections. After taking a slight lead early on, Republican challenger fell behind.
At the late Tuesday, Mayor Suozzi and his supporters rejoiced for another two-year term.
"It was a tough campaign, but in the end we saw the people choose," he said. "There was a lot of negative campaigning and misleading information, but in the end, people showed their trust in our team."
Meli and his campaign remained in a positive state-of-mind at Republican headquarters at Tappo Restaurant. Although disappointment lingered, the candidates were grateful to "at least have their foot in the door."
"I'd like to thank all of my running mates," said Meli. "We hear all the time about great experience, but the bond you form with running mates is special."Candidates Votes Percent Precincts Ralph Suozzi 2,915 50.99 19 of 19 Paul Meli 2,798 48.94 19 of 19
The Democrats did not have a complete sweep. For the first time in 16 years, two Republicans will be joining Glen Cove City Council.
Anthony Gallo Jr. and have secured two of the six seats along with Democrats Nicholas DiLeo, Anthony Jimenez, Michael Famiglietti and Timothy Tenke.
Defeated were candidates Sean Dwyer, , Pamela Panzenbeck, , Filomena Ricciardi and .
Gallo Jr. and Spinello both took commanding leads early on, according to election results.Candidates Votes Percent Precincts Michael Famiglietti (D) 2,693 8.50 19 of 19 Nicholas DiLeo (D) 2,719 8.58 19 of 19 Sean Dwyer (D) 2,517 7.94 19 of 19 Martin Carmody (D) 2,381 7.51 19 of 19 Timothy Tenke (D) 2,666 8.41 19 of 19 Anthony Jimenez (D) 2,746 8.66 19 of 19 Pamela Panzenbeck (R) 2,628 8.29 19 of 19 John Hanley (R) 2,474 7.81 19 of 19 Anthony Gallo Jr. (R) 2,973 9.38 19 of 19 Reginald Spinello (R) 2,945 9.29 19 of 19 Filomena Ricciardi (R) 2,499 7.89 19 of 19 Kristina Heuser (R) 2,443 7.71 19 of 19
is currently leading in the race for Nassau County Legislator, 18th District, against Democratic opponent Delia DeRiggi-Whitton.
With 61 of 62 districts accounted for, the Republican candidate was ahead of in the polls by a single point.
Although she was in the lead through the first half, the race tightened up after more than 60 percent of the precincts were accounted for.Candidates Votes Percent Precincts Delia DeRiggi-Whitton 6,003 49.83 62 of 62 Robert Germino Jr. 6,040 50.14 62 of 62
Editor's Note: All result tallies are unofficial. Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.