HARRISON, N.Y. - Republican Jackie Greer will succeed the late Joey Acocella , who died Aug. 8, as town clerk according to unofficial results from the County Board of Elections.
The office has operated without a town clerk since Accocella's death shortly before he was to run for re-election.
As of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, unofficial results showed 85 percent of Harrison districts reporting and Greer with a solid lead over Democrat Frank Corvino.
"All I can say is 'wow,'" Greer said at GOP headquarters amidst cheering as Ron Belmont's political team celebrated a clean sweep of town Democrats. "We have a great team. We will make Joey proud."
Greer, 48, said she learned administrative skills while attending Simmons Business School, which landed her jobs working for high-level executives in support positions.
"What can you do?" Corvino said, adding that there were still viotes to be counted.
Corvino, 23, spoke of his background in computers and information systems and said a primary goal of his would be to revamp the town's website without spending any taxpayer money. He also said his experience working with special needs children and adults helps qualify him for the clerk's office.
Greer said her resume speaks of her professional experience, making her the more worthy candidate for office.
Corvino said his knowledge of technology would allow him to complete the daily tasks of the town clerk with ease.
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