Newcomer wins Democratic primary for Poughkeepsie council seat

Stephen Bedetti is the official winner of the Republican primary.

POUGHKEEPSIE – The results for the Democratic primary for the Ward 8 Poughkeepsie Common Council seat are ready to be certified, with newcomer Alana Wade being declared the winner.  Matt McNamara resigned from the council at the beginning of June but still received 28 votes in the primary.

According to GOP Elections Commissioner Erik Haight, Wade’s name will appear on the Democratic line in the November general election.

Sakima McClinton and Megan Deichler had both waged write-in campaigns seeking to win the Democratic primary.  Both Deichler and McClinton fell short after the write-ins and absentee ballots were counted by the Dutchess County Board of Elections earlier this week.

On Wednesday evening, June 30, the common council is meeting at 5:30 p.m. to appoint a person to fill the vacant seat created by McNamara’s resignation.  Six people have submitted letters of interest and resumes to Council Chair Sarah Salem, seeking the appointment.  Wade, Deichler, and McClinton are seeking the appointment along with Laurie Sandow, Nick Kalogris, and Michael Hanrahan.


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