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