YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Matt Slater has flipped the supervisor seat from Democrat to Republican in Yorktown.
Slater has unseated incumbent Ilan Gilbert for the position of Yorktown Town Supervisor, according to unofficial election results.
With 74 percent of districts reporting at 11:30 p.m., Slater declared victory over Gilbert with 3,414 votes to Gilbert's 2,983.
“On behalf of my entire family I’d like to say thank you so much, it is an absolute honor,” Slater said during a Facebook Live video. “We [the GOP] are looking forward to actually fulfilling the promises we talked about on the campaign trail. Actually putting forward our agenda. Actually acting on our agenda and together we’re the ones who are going to do it.”
Slater will be joined on the Town Board by incumbents Councilman Tom Diana and Councilman Ed Lachterman, who led the polls with 3,402 and 3,219 votes, respectively. Opponents Patricia Sullivan-Rothberg and Sheralyn Goodman trailed with 2,773 and 2,768 votes.
“We have so much work to do, I know we have so much work to do and the list is growing by the day,” Slater said. “We have a plan in place and we’re going to hit the ground running.”