During the general election on Tues., Nov. 7, the following candidates who were running unopposed were re-elected into office: Town Justice Peter D. Barlet with 5,658 votes; Town Clerk Eileen M. Astorino with 5,431 votes; Town Councilmen, Floyd T. DeAngelo and Mickey Shuback, with 5,096 and 5,210 votes, respectively; and Receiver of Taxes Brenda M. Faulls with 5,660 votes.
On the County level, incumbent Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus was reelected with 42,015 votes, while his opponent Patrick J. Davis had 28,856 votes. County Court Judge William L. DeProspo, who ran unopposed, was elected with 50,871 votes. Christi Acker was elected as State Supreme Court Justice in the ninth Judicial District with 237,551 votes, while her opponent Linda Murray had 182,767 votes.
Incumbent District Attorney David M. Hoovler was re-elected with 46,029 votes over his challenger Michael S. Isgur, who received 24,756 votes. Another incumbent, O.C. Clerk Annie Rabbitt, was re-elected with 44,001 votes, while her challenger Deborah J. Mulqueen received 28,046 votes.
In the Legislative Districts, O.C Legislator Paul Ruszkiewicz from District 3 will remain in office as he received 1,888 votes, while his opponent Patricia McMillan had 1,142 votes. Another incumbent, O.C. Legislator John S. Vero from District 10 will remain in his seat with 2,507 votes, while his challenger Mercedes C. Tartanian received 1,696 votes. O.C. Legislator Barry J. Cheney from District 8, who ran unopposed, received 2,878 votes.
Voters also made decisions on three proposals. They voted “no” with 2,710,966 votes against 547,753 “yes” votes on proposal number one that asked if there should be a Constitutional Convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same.
On the second proposal seeking voter approval of an amendment to Section 7 of Article 2 of the State Constitution to allow the complete or partial forfeiture of a public officer’s pension if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony, voters chose “yes” with 2,320,833 votes against 869,218 “no” votes. For the third proposal that sought voter approval of an amendment to authorize the use of forest preserve land for specified purposes, voters decided “yes” with 1,619,228 votes, while 1,497,501 voted “no.”