At 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, the day before Thanksgiving, the Orange County Board of Elections updated on their website the results on the New Windsor Town Supervisor race. All Election Day, Early Votes, Absentee, and Affidavits results were completely reported.
The final result was current New Windsor Supervisor George J. Meyers, with 2,409 votes. Supervisor candidate Stephen A. Bedetti with 2,302. Meyers defeats Bedetti by a 107 vote differential. Prior to the final tally, Meyers only had an 11 vote lead on Bedetti.
After several weeks of waiting, the town will see Meyers serve as supervisor for another term.
“First I want to thank all my supporters out there, I appreciate their support through the election,” Bedetti said. “I’m still going to continue to work as hard as I do as a town councilman for my remaining two years of my four year term and I’ll be back in two years.”
Preparing to run again, Bedetti for now is looking forward to working on new recreation projects for the town and keeping the taxes down for New Windsor residents.
“I just keep doing my job and hopefully people see what I’m doing and the election is over and now I’m concentrating on moving the town forward into 2022. What’s always on my mind is taxes, so that’s my main concern. Trying to keep the taxes as low as we possibly can,” Meyers said.“I always appreciate the support of people who know what I’m doing. I know that I’m always trying to protect the taxpayers. Here I am again.”
Meyers continues to prepare for the winter months, battling COVID and working closely with the town board heading into 2022.