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Belmont Wins Harrison Independence Primary

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Ron Belmont's write-in campaign was enough for a victory in Tuesday's primary election for the Independence Party line. The race for town mayor and supervisor against incumbent Joan Walsh left Belmont with as many as 100 votes, according to the unofficial Westchester County Board of Elections results.

Walsh received 21 votes.

"I'm excited to get to work," Belmont said. "We all worked very hard on this and we got it done."

Belmont has also received endorsements from the Republican and Conservative parties. Walsh was endorsed by the Democratic Party.

Walsh said the primary election was expected to be a close race.

"It's all positive," Belmont said. "I'm a hard worker and if I'm mayor, I will continue to work hard for Harrison."

In the race for county legislature, Dan Brakewood won the Democratic Party's primary over Mark Jaffe for District 6 with 56 percent of 852 votes, according to the unofficial board of elections tally. The Conservative Party's endorsement will go to David Gelfarb, who received all the votes via his write-in campaign.

The town and village justice primaries ended with Nelson E. Canter and Ronald B. Bianchi winning the Independence Party line with 46 and 30 percent, respectively, out of 156 votes.

Canter and Pasquale Gizzo also won the endorsements of the Conservative Party for town justice over Bianchi and Marc Lust with 30 and 35 percent, respectively, of the 146 votes, unofficial results said.

The general election will be held on Nov. 8.

There were no primary elections in Harrison for the town council or clerk races.

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