Democrat Vedat Gashi has big shoes to fill as the new county legislator in District 4.

Gashi won out over Republican Michael Grace with 5,858 to 4,645 votes in the district, which includes New Castle, and parts of Yorktown and Somers. 

Legislator Mike Kaplowtiz, championed by both Republicans and Democrats for his decades of service, announced earlier this year he would not be seeking re-election after 22 years at the helm.