CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Democratic primary winner Kevin Davis and incumbent Ann Gallelli are the apparent winners Tuesday of the first fall election in Croton village history. The two ran against unaffiliated write-in candidate Virginia Calcutti.
Unofficial tallies Tuesday night showed Davis garnered 2,440 votes, Gallelli received 2,187, and there were 770 write-in votes cast, according to a Croton Democratic poll watcher.
Trustee Greg Schmidt did not seek re-election.
“I’m very gratified that voters have chosen me to continue on for another term and I will try to serve their interest to my utmost ability," Gallelli said Tuesday night.
Davis said he looks forward to working with his future colleagues and the village board to make the Village of Croton-on-Hudson a better place.
“This election had many twists and turns, between not having a Republican candidate and winning the primary and then having a write-in candidate, but I’m honored the voters of Croton have chosen me,” Davis said. “Most people who run for office don’t win so I’m lucky to be one of the ones that does.”
Croton voters may not know the official results for two weeks or more because results for write-in candidates must be individually certified by the Westchester County Board of Elections, and there is no way to digitally track write-in results. Only results of the two candidates listed on the ballot will be available in "unofficial results" on election night.
Davis, 23, is a lifelong Croton resident and Hunter College senior who has served on the Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee since 2006. He lives with his mother and father in Croton.
Gallelli is a 70-year-old mother of two who has lived in the village for 38 years. She is retired after working as an entrepreneur and at IBM Corp. and is finishing her fifth nonconsecutive term as trustee. She also served 12 nonconsecutive years as the Croton Planning Board chairperson.
Calcutti is a 74-year-old retiree of the Croton-Harmon School District, where she was a secretary for 24 years. She attends Village Board meetings regularly and recently served on a task force to analyze the Croton Volunteer EMS. She lives in the village with her husband of 51 years.