Saugerties has a new supervisor.
After 12 years in the town’s top spot, Greg Helsmoortel was defeated today by village trustee Kelly Myers, according to unofficial results from the Ulster County Board of Elections.
The unofficial margin was 2,396 to 1,830.
Helsmoortel, who is not affiliated with a political party, was backed by the Democrats. Myers, a Republican, had her party’s endorsement.
The single biggest issue of the campaign was the incumbent’s support of an affordable housing project proposed for Glasco. Myers opposed it.
And though the Town Board candidates both echoed the positions of their supervisor candidates, both Fred Costello Jr. and Leeanne Thornton were re-elected.
See this Thursday’s Saugerties Times for all the details.