(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- In county wide races in Dutchess, incumbent Republican County Exectuive Marc Molinaro easily defeated Democratic Challenger Joe Ruggerio 58 percent to 41 percent.
It was incumbent County Clerk Brad Kendall over challenger Kenya Gadsden 54 to 45 percent. Paper ballots may have to be counted for District Attorney where longtime District Attorney Bill Grady holds on to a 700 vote lead over Democratic challenger Richard Berube. Sheriff Butch Anderson was re-elected running unopposed. All results are unofficial until certified by the Board of Elections.
In Ulster County Democratic incumbent County Executive Pat Ryan is victorious, winning over Republican Challenger Jack Hayes 64 to 36 percent. A very close race for District Attorney where Democrat Dave Clegg holds an 800 vote lead over Republican Mike Kavanagh. For County Compltroller in Ulster, Democrat March Gallagher wins out over Republican Lisa Cutten.