Steve Tommasone, the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for Rotterdam town supervisor, has survived a primary challenge from former Town Board member Bob Godlewski.
After 53 absentee ballots were counted Tuesday, Tommasone — a former Republican Rotterdam town supervisor — was ahead by 45 votes, with 413 votes to Godlewski’s 368, according to unofficial Board of Election results.
On the night of the primary, Thursday, Tommasone was ahead by 32 votes.
Tommasone said he expected the primary to be close and attributed his win to his running a positive campaign.
“This is not about me,” said Tommasone, who is enrolled in the Independence Party. “It’s about the future of the town.”
Tommasone will face Republican Yvonne Cleveland, a first-time candidate with nearly 30 years of work experience in the banking industry, in the November election.
The race is wide open because Supervisor Harry Buffardi, a Democrat, is not seeking re-election.