MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While absentee ballots are yet to be counted, it appears that incumbent Amy Sayegh has defeated challenger Dini LoBue in the GOP primary for the District 8 county legislature seat.

According to unofficial results from the county Board of Elections, Sayegh received 149 votes, while LoBue garnered 83. There are still 138 absentee votes yet to be counted.

In a statement she made on her Facebook page, Sayegh thanked her supporters, including her husband.

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“Thank you to everyone who supported me and voted and had confidence in me and my message,” Sayegh wrote. “I could not do this without your support, especially the support of my secret weapon, John Sayegh, my husband, sign guy and all-round biggest cheerleader and supporter.

“No one does this alone and I have to thank you all for your help,” she added. “Although it’s not a lot of votes, in this environment, it was a lot of work. Thanks to Mahopac for showing up.”

Sayegh will now run unopposed in the general elections this November.

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