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Harrison Voters Pick New Town Justices; Re-Elect Mayor, Council Members

Harrison Councilman Joseph Cannella, left, led a four-way race for two Harrison town justice seats, receiving 33 percent of all votes. Cannella and Pasquale Gizzo, both Republicans, led Ronald Bianchi and incumbent Justice Marc Lust, both Democrats. Photo Credit: File photo
After 16 years as a Harrison Town Justice, Marc Lust faced one of his toughest challenges for re-election this fall after being arrested for drunken driving in December 2014. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
With Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont at the top of the Republican Party ticket, incumbent council members and the town clerk also were expected to win their elections on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

This story has been updated.

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison Supervisor/Mayor Ronald Belmont was easily re-elected to a second term on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns from the Westchester County Board of Elections.

Belmont, Harrison's director of Parks and Recreation for 35 years, led Democrat Elizabeth Schaper with 79 percent of the vote total.

Two incumbent Republicans seeking re-election to the Harrison town/village board members -- Stephen Malfitano and Fred Sciliano -- also are apparent winners -- each receiving about 34 percent of total votes cast on Tuesday. They defeated Democratic challengers Mark Jaffe and Michael Daher, according to unofficial returns.

Town Clerk Jackie Greer ran unopposed on Tuesday.

Harrison voters also elected part-time town justices in a four-way election for two openings.

Republicans Joseph L. Cannella, a Harrison council member, and Pasquale G. Gizzo led on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns. Trailing were Democrats Ronald Bianchi and incumbent Town Justice Marc J. Lust, who each received about 18 percent of all votes cast on Tuesday.

Lust, who was arrested for drunken driving in December 2014 was seeking a fifth term as town justice despite his loss on the Republican Party line in September's primary election.

Belmont is a non-affiliated voter, but was endorsed by the town Republican Party and won the September primary election.

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