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.
Dear Town of Webb voters:
Wow. THANK YOU. And congratulations to Ted Riehle.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who turned out to vote in this year’s elections. What great voter turn out!
Personally, I’m very proud of your votes of confidence—especially considering I ran on an Independent platform.
Linda, Marie, Bob, Lisa—thank you for your undivided support, hours of campaigning, assisting with the Town Hall meetings and your objective opinions and constructive criticism. GREAT TEAM. Are you available for 2013?
To my silent supporters, you know who you are, thank you for your encouragement.
Supervisor Candidate, Town of Webb
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For my Mother, my daughters-in-law and granddaughters – for girls and women known and unknown, I am delighted to mirror each of our aspirations and to have the privilege of building on the work I have done in the past seven years here at the Agency and now in my appointment as Chairwoman. My thanks to my predecessors for their service and dedication to this agency and for their efforts which paved the way for this day. And my deepest thanks to Gov. Cuomo for his trust and confidence in conferring this historic honor. Continue reading