“Republican James Foley won Democrat Nancy Low-Hogan’s legislative seat by 69 votes after a count of absentee and affidavit ballots in the race to represent parts of Orangetown and Clarkstown.
Foley led after an Election Day count of machine ballots by 66 votes, picking up three additional tallies with Wednesday’s counting of 160 absentee ballots and 25 affidavit votes. The final tally: Foley with 2,514 votes to 2,445 for Low-Hogan, according to the Rockland Board of Elections.
Foley’s victory cut the Democrats’ hold on the 17-member Legislature from 9 to 8, enough to control votes on policies, spending, hiring and appointments, but three votes shy of overriding vetoes by Republican County Executive Ed Day, who is amid his second, four-year term.
Low-Hogan’s defeat after eight years on the governing body marked the only loss for a legislative incumbent on Nov. 6 when all 17 seats were up for grabs.”
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