It’s official: Ted Riehle Wins Webb Supervisor Race

The Herkimer County Board of Elections announced Friday that Theodore Riehle of Old Forge has won the closely watched race for supervisor in the Town of Webb and will be sworn in for a two-year term starting in January.

Riehle had been leading H. Stuart deCamp by 57 votes at the close of polls on election day, Tuesday, November 8th.

But with 185 absentee ballots yet to be counted, the final outcome remained uncertain.

The Herkimer County Board of Elections reported on Tuesday that the Webb Supervisor race was one of several close races in the county, and that the outcome would possibly not be known until after the weekend.

As it turned out, the board finished its count and announced the result Friday at about 3:15 p.m.

Absentee votes had Riehle picking up an additional 67 votes to deCamp’s 52 for a winning margin of 72.

The final vote count: 456 for Riehle and 384 for deCamp.

Other candidates on election day were Dave Berkstresser, who finished third, and Richard Risley.

Other results in Herkimer County were still being tallied at the time of this report.

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