CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Anthony Oliveri was easily re-elected to his seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners for New Castle Fire District No. 1, the entity that oversees the Chappaqua Fire Department.
“The incumbent candidate won by a pretty wide margin,” said Paul Eiden, who is in charge of elections for the fire district.
Oliveri received 209 votes, while challenger Emily Haft Bloom earned 99, according to Eiden.
The turnout for this year's election was higher than usual, Eiden noted.
“it was a pretty substantial turnout,” he said, adding that there was a line out the door and around the building.
From Eiden's experience, fire commissioner's races have typically been uncontested, although there has been a contested election every few years.
"I just want to thank everyone who supported me and I look forward to serving another term," Oliveri said in a statement.
Bloom declined to comment on the outcome.
The fire district covers southern and central parts of the town of New Castle, which is the Chappaqua Fire Department's service area. The rest of New Castle is served by the Millwood and Mount Kisco fire departments.
Fire commissioners serve for staggered, 5-year terms; their roles include budgeting and levying taxes to pay for the fire department's expenses.
The New Castle Board of Fire Commissioners is made up of five members.
Previous coverage of the contested election can be read here.
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