Election Night Updates: Belmont Wins

A big night for Harrison Republicans.

The votes are in, and Patch is on the scene. Read up on your newly elected Harrison representatives.

Harrison Mayor

Joan Walsh is seeking her third term in office after serving four years as Harrison's supervisor. Prior to taking office, Walsh, 77, served as Harrison Town Clerk for 13 years and spent four years working for fellow Democrat Nita Lowey.

She is a graduate of Seton Hill College.

Ron Belmont, meanwhile, served as the supervisor of Harrison's recreation department for 25 years before his retirement last fall. He entered this year's race as a challenger, earning the Republican endorsement this summer while serving as a consultant for the department.

Belmont, 58, graduated with an M.S. from Lehman College and a B.S. from Ashland University.

Election results are as follows:

37% (1,643) - Joan B Walsh (D)

63% (2,852) - Ronald Belmont (R, C, IN)

Percentages from 17 of 20 districts reporting.


Town Clerk

Jackie Greer,48, is making her first run at public office. She has the Republican and Conservative endorsements. She is a graduate of Simmons Business School and has worked as an executive assistant for Coca Cola Bottling Company and the Kemwel Group Inc. as well as a senior pre-school teacher for the Church of the Resurrection.

Frank Corvino, 23, is a Democrat running on endorsement of the Independence Party. He is a graduate of Pace University with a B.S. in computer information systems and a minor in business. He is also running for public office for the first time.

Election results are as follows:

41% (1,754) - Frank S Corvino (D, IN)

59% (2,484) - Jacqueline Greer (R, C)

Percentages from 17 of 20 districts reporting.


Town Council

Pat Vetere (D) is an incumbent who has served on the Harrison Town Board for 24 years. Before joining the board he served on Harrison's architectural review board for five years. He is a graduate of Harrison High School.

Harrison's second incumbent Fred Sciliano (R) is seeking his second four-year term on the Harrison Town Board. Sciliano, 56, has a B.S. in civil engineering technology from Fairleigh Dickenson University and currently works as a senior vice president for CW Brown Inc. in Armonk. 

Democratic challenger Howard Hollander is making his first run at public office. Hollander, 48, is endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families Parties. He has a B.S. degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and works as a captain with American Airlines.

Steve Malfitano (R) is hoping to make a return to the Harrison Town Board after serving two terms as Harrison Supervisor from 2002-2007. Malfitano, 54, is a graduate of Villanova University, with a B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance. He currently works as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Election results are as follows:

21% (1,757) - Patrick A Vetere (D, IN)

21% (1,730) - Howard B Hollander (D, WF)

30% (2,517) - Fred Sciliano (R, C)

28% (2,280) - Stephen Malfitano (R, C, IN)

Percentages from 17 of 20 districts reporting.


Town Justice

Marc Lust and Ronald Bianchi are incumbents looking to hold their positions against challengers Pasquale Gizzo and Nelson Canter.

Bianchi and Lust both have the Democratic endorsement. Canter and Lust are endorsed by the Republicans. Gizzo and Canter are endorsed by the Conservative Party, while the Independence Party is endorsing Bianchi and Canter.

Election results are as follows:

38% (2,893) - Marc J Lust (D, R, WF)

25% (1,876) - Ronald B Bianchi (D, IN, WF)

25% (1,870) - Nelson E Canter (R, C, IN)

12% (943) - Pasquale G Gizzo (C)

Percentages from 17 of 20 districts reporting.

JoeSchmo November 09, 2011 at 07:38 PM
Im Just saying be careful with republicans running the whole show. Why dont people understand that the same ex-mayor who screwed our town up is back in office, not to mention sciliano isnt the greatest either
Pat Angarano November 09, 2011 at 08:10 PM
The Mayor that screwed up this town has been BLASTED out of office along with the Deputy Mayor!!! The campaign negative materials sent out by the democrates were all aimed at Steve Malfitano. Mayor Walsh was hitching her star to the MTA project during the entire campaign but during an interview about her defeat she says "I hope the MTA project continues it was after all a Malfitano idea" something we never here before the election
Proud Citizen November 09, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Pat, I could not agree with you more about Walsh and Vetere getting blasted out of office. They are both responsible for the image that Harrison has received over the last 4 years in the county. It was all the lies, half truths and disguntled ex-employees that Walsh and Vetere listened too. Ron Belmont and the entire team you are really a breath of fresh air to the residents of Harrison. I wish you nothing but the best!
chocolate lover November 09, 2011 at 09:45 PM
Amen to that Pat!
Lizzie B November 09, 2011 at 11:09 PM
Congratulations to the Belmont Team! This victory was long overdue. Goodbye to Joan & Pat and the rest of her good ole boys..I am not sorry to see you go. Lets get Harrison back to the way it should be..United NOT divided..


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