In the Nov. 5 election’s closest race, incumbent Diana Quast has come out victorious.
After absentee ballots were counted at the Westchester County Board of Elections, Democrat Quast received 5,446 votes, defeating challenger Republican Mary Capoccia with 5,258 votes.
The election results were certified and updated on the county’s Board of Elections website on Dec. 2.
Quast, who waited for the results to be certified, said she has officially declared victory.
“I am pleased to have been reelected. I am honored to serve the residents of Yorktown and thankful they have shown their faith in me and my Town Clerk team for a second term. We have worked very hard over the last four years to cultivate a more accessible office and streamline processes which we will continue to enhance,” Quast said in an email to the Yorktown News.
She also thanked and acknowledged the residents for their support, as well as employees in the Town Clerk’s office, Maura Weissleder, Elena Panagi and Tom Travis, as well as Supervisor Ilan Gilbert.
Capoccia, a first-time contender for the Town Clerk position, said even though she is disappointed with the outcome of the election, she is grateful for the support she received.
“Obviously, I am disappointed with the outcome of my election but I am grateful for the broad support I received and the many new friends I made on the campaign trail,” Capoccia said.
When asked whether she had any plans to run again in the future, she said she has no plans at this time beyond enjoying the Christmas season with her family and friends.
Quast said that she is currently wrapping up year-end issues and getting ready for the new year.
“Moving forward, I would like to find ways to keep our residents in the loop on what is going on in the Town Clerk’s office and in the town, as well as any new initiatives coming through from Albany and Westchester County,” Quast said. “We will be launching a Town Clerk Monthly Newsletter and will also continue to move forward with digitizing records through our Laserfiche program. The Town Clerk’s mobile office will continue to visit residents at various locations in town.”