Voters in Lloyd elected a mixed slate of two Republicans and one Democrat to the Town Board on Tuesday night. According to the Ulster County Board of Elections, former county legislator Paul Hansut will become the new supervisor. He earned 1,168 votes to his rival Jon Decker’s 809.
“Obviously, I’m happy that I won,” said Hansut, a Republican, after the county released initial election results. “I’m very grateful to the voters for their support.”
Hansut noted that it seemed that just under 2,000 of the town’s 6,200-or-so registered voters came out the polls.
Voters picked a Town Board that broke through the strict, one-party domination that had been the norm in past years on the Lloyd Town Board. Democrat Mike Guerrieo and Republican incumbent Herb Litts III both won seats on the board.
Litts got 1,155 votes, Guerrieo got 1,040, Republican Alan Van De Bogart got 818 and Democrat Joseph Indelicato got 769.
Two candidates ran unopposed in the election, Town Clerk Rosalie Peplow earned 1,604 votes and town Justice Eugene Rizzo who earned 1,845 votes.
Lloyd’s highway superintendent race favored Richard Klotz, who won with 1,131 to his rival Leonard Auchmoody’s 863 votes.
As of press time, incumbency seems to have given an advantage to local Ulster County Legislature candidates. Wayne Harris earned at least 909 votes in District 9, with five of six machines reported. Republican incumbent Mary Beth Maio ended just ahead in tight race for District 10 with her Democratic opponent Gerard Lyons. He earned 656 votes.