Absentee ballot counting in both Delaware and Ulster counties on Monday and Tuesday appeared to confirm election night results which had former Ulster County Legislator John Parate re-taking the seat that Kathy Nolan had won in 2017. Though results were not certified as of News press time, Parate appeared to have won the final vote counting by 23 votes. Parate, who served in the body for decades, rising to the post of Chair as a Democrat, had to win his race on the Republican line when Nolan defeated him in a primary for the 2017 nomination. Parate was grateful to those who remembered his decades of service and continued to support him.
Other election night results confirmed when absentee ballots were counted included a win in the Roxbury Supervisor’s race for Allen Hinkley, and seats on the Andes Town Board for Shayne Moshier and Tom Hall. Shandaken race results were still not available at News press time but will be reported on line this week.