Mayor Rolison Wins In Close Race, Big Upset In Beacon


(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- One big upset and one close race for mayor in Dutchess County.

In Poughkeepsie incumbent Republican Rob Rolison held on against a tough challenge from Democrat Joash Ward. Rolison with 52 percent of the vote and Ward with 47 percent. A big upset in Beacon where Democrat Lee Kyriacou ousted Republican Incumbent Randy Casale 57 percent to 38 percent.

Meanwhile, in the Town of Poughkeepsie it is a near total repeat of two years ago where incumbent Republican Supervisor John Jay Baisley leads Democratic Challenger Michael Treybich by right around 100 votes. Two years ago it took about a month of counting ballots before Baisley was declared the winner. Paper ballots will likely have to be counted again this time around.

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