Laura Gillen concedes to Don Clavin in Town of Hempstead supervisor race

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Laura Gillen has conceded in the Town of Hempstead supervisor race, she announced Thursday.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the first Democratic Supervisor in 112 years," Gillen said in a statement. "To those who supported my good government initiatives and fight against corruption, I am disappointed to say we fell just short."

Don Clavin Jr. declared himself winner of the race during the night of the election.

"I am dedicated to an inclusive and forward-thinking administration that will focus on providing the best government services at the lowest possible cost," Clavin said in a statement.

The Republican Board of Elections Commission says the final votes will be certified next week.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 12 Long Island for further developments.

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