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Big Night For GOP in Rye Town Elections

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – It was a big night for Rye Town Republicans Tuesday, as all but one of the party's candidates came out on top.

Supervisor Joseph Carvin easily won re-election, grabbing an unofficial 62 percent of the vote to 38 percent for Ricardo Dos Anjos.

"We're outnumbered 2-to-1 by Democrats" said Carvin, as he watched his lead grow at the T&J Villagio Trattoria in Port Chester. "If everyone voted on party lines, we'd lose every election. I'm thankful they look at us as post-partisan. We work hard not to be partisan," he said.

Newcomer Christina Collins pulled in the most votes in the Council race, with an unofficial 29 percent. Fellow Republican Robert Nioras was next with 25 percent, less than 100 votes ahead of Democrat Gary Sullivan.

Nioras told the League of Women Voters he would, if re-elected, continue to improve the town government, implement a capital budget and develop a program to restore and maintain the town's physical assets.

The Port Chester High School graduate earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from SUNY Buffalo/Cornell University and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Lubin School of Business, Pace University.

Collins ran on a promise to reduce taxes and to explore government processes for efficiency. The Iona College graduate is co-owner and operator of Counterspace Technologies, Inc.

"This is exciting," she said. "I'm very pleased. I worked very hard."

Carvin ran on his record. An asset manager with Altima Partners in Agricultural Space, Carvin earned his MBA from New York University and an MPA from Harvard.

Republican John Decrescenzo unseated incumbent Democrat Thomas Nardi by fewer than 200 votes in the unofficial total.

In the race for Receiver of Taxes, Democrat Nicholas Mecca, the incumbent, retained his position with 63 percent of the vote over Republican Janusz Richards.

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