2009-09-23 / Front Page
Sheriff Don Smith wins absentee count; will face McConville in Nov.
It’s now official—Donald Smith has won the Republican Primary for Sheriff of Putnam County. Absentee ballots were counted on Tuesday night at the Board of Elections Office in Southeast and when the ballots were tabulated the twoterm incumbent had outdistanced his challenger former Southeast Town Judge James Borkowski by 233 votes. The tally: Smith—2,469; Borkowski—2,236 and Andrew DeStefano—380. On Primary night Smith led Borkowski by 169 votes with DeStefano who withdrew from the race two weeks ago but whose name remained on the ballot received 347 votes.